"The wine has everything to produce a magical expression of Mosel Riesling"
2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Auction

Posted by Joe Salamone

As good as Schaefer's regular releases are, the auction spätlesen takes things to a different level.

The auction bottlings seem to take all of the detail, elegance, and purity of the regular bottles and consolidate and amplify it.

photo of bottle of Schaefer Riesling Spatlese Graacher Domprobst Auction

Schaefer's 2018s are absolutely stunning. They leap out as among the best examples of the vintage. As you can imagine, the spätlese auction is especially stunning. It has incredibly pure layered complexity and a driving verve. 

It has every indication of aging beautifully, even in the context of Schaefer's wines. Willi Schaefer, along with Egon Müller, Prüm and old Von Schubert, has supplied us with more mind-blowing old bottles than anyone else.

Schaefer's auction bottlings are among the world's elite wines.  When you factor in the track record for aging and the sheer elegance of the wines, this is one of the smartest things to put into your cellar.

I have to warn you: every time we offer a Schaefer Auction bottling it sells out quickly. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Special Bottle Price: $119.95

Mosel Fine Wines: "The 2018er Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese AP 13 was made from two lots harvested respectively at the end of September and early October at approx. 95° Oechsle, and was fermented down to fully sweet levels of residual sugar. It offers a gorgeous nose of cassis, herbs, white flowers, smoke and spices. The wine lives from great flavors of ripe fruits, whipped cream and zesty acidity on the beautifully playful and multilayered palate. It leaves one with more orchard fruits in the very long and refined finish. The flavors are not yet fully integrated but the wine has everything to produce a magical expression of Mosel Riesling, in a decade or two."