2018 Willi Schaefer 'Graacher Domprobst' Riesling Spatlese #5

$64.95

Overwhelming, but not through raw power and much less through sheer volume. The combination of intensity, vibrancy, succulence and delicacy of this Spätlese must be tasted to be believed. Gorgeous lemon-blossom character in the nose.

Varietal:
Riesling
Winemaker:
Christoph Schaefer
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
Stainless steel
Appellation:
Mosel
Vineyard:
Graacher Domprobst
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Riesling
Alcohol %:
12.5%
SKU #:
1048045
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

This has a wicked reductive edge now, so either don’t touch this for a long time, or let it open up in the glass (or, yes, decanter!). When it does finally give way, soak up the amazing, stoney nuances, freshly squeezed Japanese plums and Korean pears. Medium-bodied and tightly constructed on the palate, bound by a flinty texture with pointed acidity and crunchy lemon zest. Medium-long on the finish.