Absolutely Brilliant:
2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck Spätlese GK

Posted by Joe Salamone

Year after year, Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck Spätlese Gold Capsule is one of Germany's top Spätlesen.

It's one of the pinnacles of Tim Fröhlich's entire line-up. It's always one of our most popular offerings.

Over the years, Schäfer-Fröhlich has been defined by a certain intensity. Every edge seems to have been sharpened.

In this context, 2014 is somewhat special. This is the most clear and refined example of the Spätlese Gold Capsule that we've tasted.

There's no doubt that the GK is more intense and more complex, but the 2014 really stands out for the impression of the wine being stripped down to the essentials. It's pristine, coolly precise and has an airy lift.

What's truly lovely about the 2014 is how it thrives on understatement. It has as an extraordinary fine-ness and crystal clear presentation of stony elegance.

For me, this is one of the most startlingly successful Schafer-Fröhlich GKs. Tim Fröhlich is an extreme personality working insanely hard in the vineyard and cellar. This has propelled him to rapidly become one of Germany's best. Instead of a gold capsule that's about scale and outsized power, the 2014 Spätlese wows with its extreme purity and gracefulness.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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