Willi Haag

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 2007

Sublime. Slate. Petrol, lime, Meyer lemon, mango, and hibiscus. If you have this wine, please drink it so I feel alright about opening it. — 8 days ago

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Willi Schaefer

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling 2007

Such a wonderful spätlese...!
Midweight, juicy and long. Not overly sweet. Just the way I like ‘em.
Apple cider and fresh pears. Dusty, powdery mouthfeel of candied lemons, and delicate nuances of Madras curry, slate and shrimps.
Very very yummy.
Drink now or in the following 10 years.
APnr. 14-08
— a month ago

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Freek Welter

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Mouthwatering description! Thanks

Fritz Haag

Brauneberger Juffer Spätlese Riesling 2016

Does the world need one more glorious review of residual sugar? Trick question it needs many. This wine gives medium-dry (for the WSET crowd), or semisweet wine a jolly good name. It has that petrol-y stank then airs out and peach Melba jams up. All with an undercurrent of gaseous mineral and—okay we need find new word for mouth-watering—acid. What am I supposed to say, mouth-filling-up-with-saliva acidity? Refreshing? It’s not exactly. Punctilious acidity? That doesn’t even really make sense but it sort of does. Your mouth will water promptly. The petrol notes are pretty hitting so give it some time unless like me you love that stink. Sweet tangerine juice is the ocean all this chaos floats on. It’s very good. — 2 months ago

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Ellen Clifford

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Interesting! Maybe I’m confusing suphur for petrol? Hmmm I’ll have to look up the article. Thanks for the knowledge!
Aaron Tan

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Haha. Not sure. Just throwing in an idea. May well be tdn. Lots of people love it, especially Australian riesling lovers 😁
Ellen Clifford

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@Aaron Tan hard to say, I probably would need to taste it with others and see what they say! I also sometimes confuse gunflint type notes like you get in Chardonnay with petrol but I thought I had that under control lol

Schloss Lieser

Thomas Haag Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2015

Classic Mosel Kabinett. Vibrant acidity and slightly off dry. Pineapple and mineral. — 11 days ago

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Fritz Haag

Trocken Mosel Riesling 2017

Ardoise super riesling — a month ago

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling 2010

AP#5. Exotic, deep, racy, lean, and balanced. Beautiful riesling. — 2 months ago

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Schlossgut Diel

Burg Layer Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett 2018

Brief notes from the VDP auctions, so take this with a grain of salt. Classic kabi and one of my favourites this auction. Juicy yellow stone fruits, herbs, racy acidity, impressive length. Very elegant.

NB: Kabi's from this set of auctions have been somewhat disappointing (looking at you Egon), but surprisingly, the Bad Krueznach auction delivered on some really classic and delicious kabi's, most of which went for reasonable prices. This kabi, the Goldloch from Joh. Bapt. Schafer (best value buy imo), the Kirchspiel from Groebe, Kai Schatzel's Pettenthal, and of course, the Keller Schubertslay. From the Mosel, I only really enjoyed the kabi's from Fritz Haag, Clemens Busch, and Grunhaus, but I felt they were playing on a lower level. Would be good to taste all these together again to compare.
— 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Lucky man.
George Doolan

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Interesting note much appreciated
Aaron Tan

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@George Doolan The Schafer kabi's awesome, but like last year... Weak prices. He needs to up his PR game 🤣

Schloss Lieser

Thomas Haag Trocken Riesling 2017

Very good. Nice petrol, well balanced, off dry. $30. — 11 days ago

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Kabinett Riesling #16 2007

Bright, mildly ripe stone fruits, fresh acids and good drive but cant get over metallic/ tinny and petroleum qualities. Screwcaps just dont age with the same complexity as corks, period. Well made, tasty wine though. — 2 months ago