Morstein: Wie droge Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck wil proeven, die adviseren wij deze wijn te kopen, want ongekend goed is de Schiefergestein in 2018. Deze wijn biedt alles waarom de Felseneck GG van Fröhlich, jaar na jaar, één van de beste witte wijnen van de wereld is. Oké, de wijn heeft iets minder vulling en power dan de GG, maar dat maakt de wijn in de eerste jaren ook drinkbaarder.
Wine Advocate: “The 2018 Bockenauer Riesling trocken Schiefergestein offers a thrilling and utterly pure, fine and mineral as well as floral and transcendent bouquet of crushed slate and even ashes intermixed with highly ripe and concentrated Riesling berry and fresh pineapple aromas that reflect the warm vintage. Filigreed or fine-boned on the palate, this is a fine and crystalline, persistently salty and vivacious dry Riesling with great mineral tension, finesse and elegance. A fabulous wine that is already on the level of a cru, it’s one of the most attractive wines in the portfolio of Schäfer-Fröhlich, and it’s hard to find a wine of similar complexity at this price point. This 2018 is tight but refined, ripe but pure and fresh and of tantalizing elegance. Enormously salty and mouth-titillating. Order as much as you can get and be prepared to be thrilled. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted in April and October 2019 (AP 10 19).” 93/100 pts
John Gilman (View from the Cellar): “The 2018 Schiefergestein Bockenaur Riesling Trocken is also a stunning wine and in many vintages, this is Grosses Gewächs complexity and breed! The absolutely superb nose soars from the glass in a blaze of pink grapefruit, wild yeasts, flinty slate minerality, dried flowers and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-full and very transparent and elegant in personality, with great intensity of flavor, lightness of step and stunning cut and grip on the very long, complex and precise finish. This is GG quality without the GG price tag in 2018! 2019-2050+” 92/100 pts