Willi Schaefer

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling

9.116 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
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
Dasha

All slate and snappy green apples, smoked hay / straw, flint, chalk, white peach, quince, lime zest, honeycomb, great balance, utterly delicious. Wine didn’t last long. The ultimate glou glou wine. 7.5 ABV

All slate and snappy green apples, smoked hay / straw, flint, chalk, white peach, quince, lime zest, honeycomb, great balance, utterly delicious. Wine didn’t last long. The ultimate glou glou wine. 7.5 ABV

Aug 6th, 2020
Jean-Philip Journeault

2016

Mar 23rd, 2018
Lisa sakai

2016 - very very light

2016 - very very light

Jan 22nd, 2018
Cristiano Garella

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Mar 7th, 2019
Henrik S Wilberg

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Jan 15th, 2021
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Mar 8th, 2020
Cherelle

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Feb 23rd, 2020
Justin Hurst

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Jun 17th, 2019