"Deep, cool, fresh and spicy on the fine and elegant if not aristocratic nose, the 2020 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3 indicates fine and wet slate plates, which give this unique spiciness to nose and palate. Round, lush and elegant, with fine piquancy and precise but delicate acidity, this is a mouth-filling Kabinett from the Domprobst. The 2020 is noble and serious in its appearance and finishes with salt and structure. A first-class wine to have with food in some years. More serious and introverted than the hedonistic Himmelreich Kabinett. 7.5% alcohol. Natural cork. Bottled with an AP number ending with 03 21. Tasted in September 2021. 2020 is another excellent vintage for the Schaefer family. Although only one Auslese has been produced and no higher predicate, 2020 is a great vintage in terms of quality, even though the Schaefers "had to deal with conditions" they "have never had before." However, this "very exceptional year" has brought an impressive range of stimulating Kabinett and gorgeous Spätlese Rieslings." -Robert Parker
Is there a better grape than Riesling? Is there a better value? Its fruit purity, its perfume, and its mineral nuance are all unparalleled. And for centuries, the top German Rieslings were priced accordingly: at least as expensive as the top red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But nowadays you could spend a lifetime exploring Germany’s great Riesling-producing regions while staying well within your budget. You might take an occasional break to try Germany’s other white grapes or perhaps a glass of Spätburgunder (the local name for Pinot Noir). It’s time to get started!
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