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2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14, 375ml

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June 2, 2024 - $27



97The Wine Advocate

Lush and piquant on the palate, with great precision and lingering salinity, this is a gorgeously elegant, juicy (ripe nectarines and peaches) yet highly finessed Auslese with a tickling and tensioned finish.

95James Suckling

Lemon curd and mint on the nose. Stunning combination of concentration and brilliant acidity with wave after wave of spice and minerals at the long, super-clean finish.

94John Gilman

...really lovely on both the nose and palate...The bouquet is a superb blend of pear, delicate citrus tones, a salty slate undertow, a hint of savory elements... On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and vibrant, with a rock solid core, lovely notes of slate and flowers and a very long, zesty and pure as well water finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Herbal and fresh grapefruit first impression, then cool lemon and apricot freshness and sweetness on the palate. Ripe citrus, not yet nuanced but with intensity and length – and balanced...


Willi Schaefer

Willi Schaefer is 9-acre estate in the Mosel region of Germany that produces only Riesling. It is owned and operated by Willi Schaefer and his son Christoph and it makes highly regarded wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “Willi Schaefer has been crafting some of Mosel’s finest and most age worthy Riesling for more than three decades…The Schaefers practice meticulous viticulture, vinification and bottling by parcel…”


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.


White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

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.