2007 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese feinherb

Mosel 11.0% Cork $50 Source- Retail

Interesting wine. Big hit of rosemary on the nose and it’s there on the finish as well. In the mouth, it feels like it’s gently spritzed although it’s not observable in the glass. Anyway, it’s quite lively and minerally with an entry of lightly honeyed lemon & grilled pineapple which then flows into a softer paw paw flavour profile. The finish is textured (think chalk dust and a little pith) adding the slight bitterness of almond skins.

There’s something I can’t quite pick out here as well. Not quite camphor balls, not quite petrol, something recognisable but ultimately elusive…

Anyway, it’s quite delicious and suitably balanced although it is, perhaps, left wanting in terms of drive through the finish, leaving the residual sweetness by itself at the very end. Very good wine though. No idea who imports it. You could try Eurocentric Wine

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5 Responses to 2007 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese feinherb

  1. Neville Yates says:

    Yes, Eurocentric Wine Imports is the importer/distributor. Nice review :-)

  2. Jeremy Pringle says:

    Thanks Neville :)

  3. GP says:

    A really super bottle of this last week… freshness, full flavour, texture and grip, complexity, length… just superb. Many years ahead of it.


  4. I’ve ended up drinking my fair share of Willi Schaefer Riesling over the last four years. Quality producer I reckon.

  5. GP says:

    Yes, world class producer… surely in the top 5 or 10 in Germany. Plenty in my cellar, and some of them have the potential to out live me (I’m mid-30′s).


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