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2016 Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Eiswein #18, 375ml

Lightly depressed cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...super precise and spicy on the concentrated and aromatic nose where pineapple and some ethereal, spicy aromas are displayed. The wine is rich, round and elegant on the palate, very sweet but also piquant and pure, with very fine tannins and a long, vibrant finish.

96Wine Spectator

This sweetie shows impeccable balance and a caressing texture, smoothly delivering apricot marmalade, passion fruit and vanilla cream notes. Intense and concentrated, yet the acidity imparts an elegant feel. Great harmony, and beautiful expression of a dessert-style Riesling, with a nearly infinite aftertaste.

96James Suckling

Massive power and vivid acidity make this pack a serious punch at the long finish.

94Vinous / IWC

...aura of sugar-glazed, candied fruits mingled with high-toned fruit distillates...custardy-rich yet buoyant palate...finish is formidably penetrating and persistent, clean, clear and vibrant, with lemon, pineapple and candied white currant to the fore.

18.5Jancis Robinson

Butterscotch, hazelnuts with caramel coating and ripe sweet mango...

REGION

Germany, Rheingau

Rheingau is considered one of the finest of Germany’s great wine districts. Its 8,000 vineyard acres are planted primarily to Riesling, and the Rieslings of Rheingau are noted for their steely character. In recent decades producers have also started planted Pinot Noir, called Spatburgunder in Germany. Historically the most famous Rieslings of the Rheingau have been the very sweet Beerenauslesen and Trockenbeerenauslesen styles, but as the market for dry wines has increased, younger Rheingau winemakers have begun producing dry Riesling, harkening back to methods used before the 20th century. By 2005 nearly 85% of the Rheingau Rieslings have been dry wines.