It has been quite a while since I tasted the sibling of this wine, the Graacher Himmelreich Spätburgunder of the same vintage; so sadly, I cannot really compare them against each other. What I can say though is that both are excellent Pinot Noirs.
The Trabacher Schloßberg ('Schloßberg' means 'castle mountain') comes in the massive bellied bottle Molitor use for their burgundy style wines. The Pinot has great colour, a very nice, intense earthy brown. The nose is gentle, very autumnal, but also fleshy; it showcases black truffle, rotten leaves, a hint of tobacco and black cherries, with a pleasant bit of vanilla and cocoa.
In the mouth, the Spätburgunder is very refined, with pleasant, fresh acidity. It is nicely structured, with well rounded cherries and a hint of fresh minerality. Because of its acidity it feels young and fresh, while it is also silky and shows its age through its refinement.
A wonderfully sophisticated wine that demonstrates that the Mosel region can produce outstanding Pinot Noir.