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2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10

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March 10, 2024 - $56

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RATINGS

96James Suckling

The combination of intensity, vibrancy, succulence and delicacy of this Spätlese must be tasted to be believed.

94The Wine Advocate

...ripe and intense on the nose...attack on the palate is racy-piquant, but the lush and clear fruit wraps around it immediately. This is a crystalline, straight, linear, very salty, mineral, complex and age-worthy Domprobst with a long, crunchy, salty-piquant finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Apple, pear and Meyer lemon mingle with high-toned hints of pistachio extract on both the penetrating nose and the luscious, silken palate...superbly sustained finish features an almost electric expression of citrus acidity allied to persistently succulent pearsy sweetness and a rich undertone of cashew and pistachio.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Ripe lemon and pomelo. Although the sample is very cold, there’s impressive fruit concentration here – depth as well as length, and the acidity is so crisp that the sweetness is significantly moderated.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.