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Willi Schaefer, Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese #5, 2019

$62.99

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If you don't know the wines of Willi Schaefer, you've been missing out. Considered the one of the best if not the best sweet wine producer in the world. Christoph and Andrea Schaefer farm a miniscule 4.4 hectares in the village of Graach with a sliver of vines in neighboring Wehlener Sonnenuhr. Their wines display a menagerie of fruit which is set as a backdrop to the cristaline minerallity oozing out of every bottle.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 95
"The 2019 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 is clear and coolish on the flinty nose that represents perfectly ripe and precise fruit with some minty notes. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a pure, tight, refreshing, stimulatingly piquant and salty and finessed Spätlese with a lot of grip and expression. Tasted from AP 5 20 in June 2020." -Stephan Reinhardt

Wine Spectator

WS 98
"Breathtaking complexity, thanks to an entire spectrum of fruit aromas (from apple to exotic fruit and a slew of berries), plus an entire microcosm of herbal and mineral notes! And the balance of racy acidity with all this and the merest hint of perceptible grape sweetness is like a lightning strike on a mountain top. Drink or hold." -James Suckling

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

Vineyard: Domprobst (Graach)
Soil: Blue Devonian Slate
Fermentation & Elevage: Spontaneous fermentation in old Mosel Fuder

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Sweetness

    Sweet

  • Body

    Medium Bodied