2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5

Posted by Joe Salamone

Willi Schaefer is one of our favorite producers anywhere in the world.

We're far from alone. Schaefer's fan club is far-reaching and very enthusiastic. Sadly, the estate is small - just over 4ha.

It's an ugly combination. We'll keep this offer short.

Each year, the Domprobst Spätlese #5 is among the highpoints of Schaefer's strong collection. It's always the most layered and complicated of Schafer's Spätlesen.

Along with the richly complex notes of spice, stone fruits and floral notes, you can expect Schaefer's unparalleled steely fine-ness and serene precision. The combination is really, really compelling.

Schaefer's 2016s are absolutely stunning. There's no doubt that this is a place where the 2016s are on equal footing with their 2015s. The Spätlese #5 drives home just how impressive the 2016s are. There's an ultra-cool and pure fruit profile with a really beautiful impression of lifted elegance.

This is one of the most dazzling wines of the vintage. For Schaefer fans, I strongly advise that you take advantage of the 4-pack pricing. It's without a doubt one to go deep on.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits