Hitting the Bulls-Eye:
2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5

Posted by Joe Salamone

Willi Schaefer's Spätlese #5 represents one of the high points of the vintage.

They are a historic benchmark and loved by every Riesling fan that we've met. However, in recent vintages, the quality has really shown just what a world-class estate this is. 

There appears to be no stopping Willi Schaefer. Vintage after vintage, they turn out some of the Mosel's greatest wines.

Schaefer's 2018s are absolutely stunning. They leap out as among the best examples of the vintage. Generally speaking, 2018 was a ripe vintage. It took considerable skill to maintain the Mosel's typical finesse and steely spine. Schaefer nailed the vintage in this regard. 

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

The Spätlese #5 is a bottle that's wowed us since release and one that we repurchase at every opportunity.  It's a beautiful example of Schaefer's steely, finessed, and build-to-age style. 

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

In Stock - Limited Quantities

2018 Schaefer, Willi Riesling Spatlese Graacher Domprobst No. 5

750 ml

$58.95

Special 4-Pack Price, for a limited time.  Use code: schaefer5