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.
We're happy to offer a small parcel of Schaefer's 2017 Domprobst Spätlese #10 for $46.95 on bottles and $42.95 in 4-packs.
Out of the two Spätlesen that Schaefer often releases from Domprobst (#s 5 and 10), the #10 is the more mineral and linear of the two, and the #5 is more about layered fruit. There's no doubt that it's easy to overlook the subtlety of the #10 next to the #5. However, its quietly elegant beauty captures Schaefer's serene precision in a very special way.
In 2017, the Spätlese has the delicate, sleek elegance that's common of the wine. However, it also assumes more of an unusually sculpted grandeur. The combination is really impressive. Mosel Fine Wines sums up the wine nicely when they write: "What a fantastic Spätlese!" There's an outrageous purity to the wine's citrus and salty mineral notes.
I'll bring this to a close. Willi Schaefer is one of the most beloved producers in all of Germany. The 2017s are simply stunning, and their production was down 50%. For a small estate where demand very often outstrips supply, this is an ugly combination. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.
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2017 Willi Schaefer
Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #10
Special Bottle Price: $46.95
Mosel Fine Wines:: "The 2017er Graacher DompIn this vintage, #10 achieves a beautiful citrus-inflected, sleek elegance. There's a beautiful delicacy. Above all, the wine is about salty and slate-y minerality.robst Spätlese AP 10 delivers a most beautiful floral and smoky nose with elegant and refined scents of anise, yellow flowers, pear, orange blossom and smoke. The wine is very pure, straight and focused as a racy yet ripe acidity cuts through the palate. The intensity of this wine in the finish is just fascinating in its purity and elegance. What a fantastic Spätlese!"
Special 4-Pack Price: $171.80 ($42.95/btl)