Willi Schaefer

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Kabinett Riesling 2020

A little too sweet when first opened but wait 30 minutes and it develops into a very precise sweet Riesling. Clean and straightforward Riesling ready to pair with Thai curry, Szechuan dishes, or Indian Rogan Josh or Vindaloo. — 18 days ago

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Willi Haag


Quite closed for a couple hours after opening, then zesty and balanced. $20. — 3 months ago

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Beerenauslese Riesling 2009

Elegantly sweet riesling with the acid to balance.

On the nose, ripe stonefruit accented with a touch of the minerality that's typical for the Mosel. It most certainly comes off as a riesling, but the kerosene notes have yet to become pronounced

On the palate, the texture is seamless yet not syrupy. As mentioned, it is sweet but well-balanced, drinkable on end without growing sick of the sweetness.

Overall, I drew out my glass with small sips to savor and continue revisiting it. Decades of age are left in this wine, but it's fantastic now as well.
— 5 months ago

Alex Judge
with Alex

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass

So complex and elegant. Wide open. Wow. — a month ago

Michael, ESF and 8 others liked this

Willi Haag

Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2010

Vintage 2010 | Sheer perfection. Incomprehensibly beautiful balance. Top Riesling. — 5 months ago

Matt, Daniel and 18 others liked this

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling 2001

Sweet apricot and peach aromas and flavors, still has great acidity, this seems like it’ll last forever, long finish, terrific German Spatlese!! — 8 months ago

Jim Powers
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Andrew, Scott@Mister and 6 others liked this

Willi Haag

Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett 2021

I think this is my first time trying a wine from the Juffer vineyard in Brauneberg, in the Mosel valley. This wine is shockingly enjoyable, a great tonic to a stressful week, with an overriding impression of salinity both on the nose and palate, as well as effusive aromas of lime and nectarines. The palate is, again, salty, with joyful harmony between fruit and acid - this leans toward the drier end of the Prädikat and, in an acidic vintage such as 2021, it provides a superbly tense, exciting riesling that’ll go well with Indian food tonight. This is up there with the finest young Kabinetts that I’ve tried.

Shame I didn’t buy more!
— 25 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Once you go Juffer, everything else is less than. Even better with many years on the bottle.
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@Severn Goodwin seriously? I often drink rieslings from Wehlen and Graach. This is great to know - will buy more Juffer!
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Yes, but don't take just my words for it, @Peter van den Besselaar sings the praises of this site, both young and old vintages, with reasonable regularity.

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling Auction 2020

Yeah, they’re more expensive but they deliver. — 8 months ago

Severn, Juan and 7 others liked this

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Auslese Riesling Goldkapsel Auction 2002

Very clear and pretty. Light sweetness and lots of white fruit and stone. Precise — 10 months ago

BOT stewart mcsherry
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