Willi Schaefer

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling

9.110 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Delicate apples and slate. Supple and lush on the palate. Moderate acidity.

Delicate apples and slate. Supple and lush on the palate. Moderate acidity.

Mar 4th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

First Himmelreich I’ve tasted from the 2016 vintage and as always this producer sets the bar awfully high. So far this confirms my preference for the Spätlese wines of the vintage over the Kabinett but only by the slimmest of margins. The best examples have all retained supercharged acidity but offer the ample weight for complete balance. This one is in perfect harmony right now. Grapefruit, green apple, apricot and intense floral quality. Minerality kicks in right up front and doesn’t quit. Ideal food wine.

First Himmelreich I’ve tasted from the 2016 vintage and as always this producer sets the bar awfully high. So far this confirms my preference for the Spätlese wines of the vintage over the Kabinett but only by the slimmest of margins. The best examples have all retained supercharged acidity but offer the ample weight for complete balance. This one is in perfect harmony right now. Grapefruit, green apple, apricot and intense floral quality. Minerality kicks in right up front and doesn’t quit. Ideal food wine.

Jun 5th, 2018
Jean-Philip Journeault

2016

Mar 23rd, 2018
Lisa sakai

2016 - very very light

2016 - very very light

Jan 22nd, 2018
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Mar 7th, 2019
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Mar 19th, 2019
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May 12th, 2018
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Mar 25th, 2018
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Mar 23rd, 2018
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Feb 4th, 2018