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

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. 

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

There appears to be no stopping Willi Schaefer. 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.

Vintage after vintage, they turn out some of the greatest wines.

"The 2017 collection by Willi Schaefer is awe-inspiring and possibly the finest ever"
- 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #10

Time has only reinforced the quote from Mosel Fine Wines above. Schaefer has been on a tear in recent years. Even in this context, the 2017s seem special. We recently opened a bottle of the Domprobst Spätlese #10, and it was stunning.

2017 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese

What Müller does with Scharzhofberg is magical. He renders the site beautifully clear, with a steely finesse and indisputable nobility. The wines transcend Riesling and assume a place among the greatest wines anywhere.

"Strikingly transparent" - 2017 Dönnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshöhle Spätlese

Niederhauser Hermannshöhle is Dönnhoff’s crown jewel. If we had to sum up Dönnhoff's style briefly, we'd say that the wines have a gorgeous polish, beautiful proportions and a sense of weightless elegance.

"One of the finest Spätlese"
2015 Donnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese

"It's one of the finest Spätlese Rieslings you can buy from this vintage." -Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

A Legend in the Making
2015 Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese

Prüm's 2015s are simply brilliant. The magic of the vintage is in the wines' harmony. The 2015 Himmelreich Spätlese offers an incredibly compelling place to witness this. Wehlener Sonnenhuhr is Prüm's flapship, but in certain vintages the Himmelreich rivals it. 2015 is one of those vintages.

"Stunning focus" -
2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese Magnum

Egon Müller's 2015s are some of the best that we've seen from him in decades. Today, I'm happy to offer a very small parcel of 2015 Spätlese in magnum.

Hermannshöhle 2-Ways:
2015 Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Spätlese
& Hermannshöhle GG

Helmut Dönnhoff says that he's only seen fruit as beautiful as it was in 2015 one other time, 1971. It's clear that word is out on 2015 Germany. People have been hitting us up with requests and buying very deep.