A thing of beauty! - 2012 Schafer-Frohlich Felseneck GOLD CAPSULE

Posted by Joe Salamone

"A thing of beauty!"
2012 Schäfer-Fröhlich
Felseneck Spätlese GK
Spätlese at its Most Refined

Tim Fröhlich's Felseneck Spätlese Gold Capsule (GK) is one of Germany's greatest Spätlese, year in and year out - it's that simple.

Sure, there's more breadth and depth than the regular bottling, but what really makes Schäfer-Fröhlich's Spätlese GK stand out is how refined and how ethereal it is.

Felseneck Vineyard

And that goes a long way explaining why, vintage after vintage, it's one of our most popular German offerings.

We first introduced this wine to the U.S. with the 2006 vintage and without a doubt the 2012 is poised to be the best example yet.

John Gilman calls the 2012 "a thing of beauty" and that sums it up well.

Tim Fröhlich is without a doubt one of the most skillful and dedicated winemakers in Germany. When you taste his wines in a line-up of German's best, Fröhlich's wines never fail to stand out.

The signature here is force: The presentation is painfully precise, concentrated and ends with a shimmering length.

The 2012 Felseneck Spätlese GK takes all of this and delivers a kaleidoscopic mid-palate of minerals, flowers, layers of citrus zests and red fruits. There's the extraordinary thrust, the razor-sharp edges the house is known for, but also an elegance and a grace.

This is Spätlese in its most glorious form - a don't miss edition of this wine. Against the high bar that Fröhlich sets for himself each vintage, the wines continue to improve each year. The laser-like focus, the incredible complexity and the ethereal nature of the '12 Spätlese GK shows that he's hit yet another level this vintage.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits