2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett

Year: 2017
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
James Suckling: 96
Mosel Fine Wines: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"How could another Kabinett be better than this wine and still retain the essential lightness of the category? Still rather closed, but there is massive structure present. The lemon and mineral freshness drives the very long, complete finish. Better from 2019, but try to wait longer as this has enormous aging potential." (JS)

"The 2017er Graacher Domprobst Kabinett immediately catches one’s attention through stunningly refined notes of smoke which give way to herbs, yellow peach, apricot blossom, tangerine, dried flowers and a hint of almond as the wine unfolds in the glass. It proves intense and almost powerful (despite the low level of alcohol) on the palate yet what sets this wine in a league of its own is its sheer incredibly focused, tight and yet playful structure. A stunning kick of acidity gives focus and energy to the after-taste. This is a stunning Kabinett in the making, which combines fabulous intensity and freshness. 2027-2047" (FWR)

Winery Notes:
Willi Schaefer owns two hectares of vineyards in Dompropst, which is the best wind and frost protected. The warming of the very rocky slate results in a uniform and complete maturity. Many water veins supply the vines optimally with water. The steep slope Dompropst is classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE. Growths from the Dompropst are exceptionally strong in character, spicy and profound. At the same time they are energetic, filigree, very mineral and often show red fruit in the scent.