2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlesen #5 & #10

Posted by Joe Salamone

Schaefer's 2015s are simply beautiful.

I've been holding onto these two Spätlesen from Domprobst for a while. Once we offer them, I know that they will sell out quickly.

Schaefer's calling card is an unparalleled steely fine-ness. In 2015, this is on display in the most thrilling way imaginable.

In 2015, Schaefer produced one of the best Spätlese #10s we've ever tasted. There's an incredible layered complexity that's complimented by an airy lift. Jean Fisch and David Rayer of Mosel Fine Wines call the #10 "plain gorgeous."

The Spätlese #5 offers an incredible spectrum of flavor with complex citrus notes, a smokey, slate-inflected minerality and exotic flourishes. Jean Fisch and David Rayer write that it's a "jewel of elegance." This gets to the heart of the poise, finesse and purity of the bottle.

Few producers anywhere in the world are loved as much as the Schaefer family. Their consistency and peerless and serene precision make the wines incredibly compelling.

Over the years, we've come to believe that Schaefer's wines are close to bulletproof when it comes to aging. These two Domprobst Spätlesen are destined to age beautifully.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlesen #5 & #10

Domprobst Spätlese #10

Mosel Fine Wines: "Scents of flowers and spontaneous fermentation quickly give way to riper and creamy fruits such as yellow peach, apricot and mango. The wine proves succulently light and fresh on the palate. This feeling of lightness carries nicely over into the juicy and smooth finish. One is left with a delicately creamy feel of herbs in the long after-taste. This proves plain gorgeous."

Domprobst Spätlese #5

Mosel Fine Wines: "This delicately backward wine only gradually develops a full array of complex scents of smoke, tangerine, spices, tar and mango. The wine is packed with flavors on the palate as its fruity side drives the aromatic profile at this stage and brings some smoothness to the racy structure. The acidity is present even if more in the background on the palate, and only really emerges at this stage in the very long and clean finish. This little jewel of elegance and delicately zesty creaminess will prove quite simply irresistible at maturity"