Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the exquisite 2020 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese No. # 10. This gem hails from the renowned Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany, where the cool climate and steep slopes produce some of the world's most exceptional Rieslings.
As you feast your eyes upon the bottle, adorned with a classic cork closure, you'll notice its alluring white color, which hints at the purity and elegance that awaits within. With an alcohol percentage of 7.5%, this wine embodies balance and finesse.
The nose is nothing short of mind-blowing, as it entices with an intoxicating blend of cassis and forest berries. Delicate notes of white flowers dance in the background, adding a touch of floral allure. Just a hint of cedar adds complexity and intrigue to this already captivating bouquet.
Upon the first sip, you'll be struck by the staggering depth and richness that this Riesling possesses. It gracefully coats the palate, showcasing a sleek silhouette that belies its incredible complexity. The brilliant acidity and enormous wet-stone freshness are nothing short of astonishing, as they completely distract you from the natural grape sweetness, leaving you longing for more.
Esteemed wine critic James Suckling was left in awe, awarding this wine an impressive score of 97 points. He describes it as "enjoyable now, but with such a great future ahead of it," emphasizing its potential for aging. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate concurs, awarding it a score of 95+ and praising its fine concentration, intense fruit, and stimulating grip.
The 2020 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese No. # 10 is a true masterpiece from one of Germany's finest producers. Whether you choose to savor it now or cellar it for years to come, this wine promises to deliver an unforgettable experience that showcases the true essence of Mosel Riesling. Cheers to the artistry of Willi Schaefer!