"This is a very elegant and alluring style"
2022 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett

Posted by Joe Salamone

Like many of the best 2022 Germans, Schaefer's collection defies expectations. In this warm year, Schaefer's wines are nimble and brilliant.

photo of bottle of Schaefer Graach Him KAB

Their 2022s offer serious cut and a lifted finessed delicacy. There's an incredible persistence and precision to the wine and the lithe frame is packed with lots of nuanced complexity.

Out of Schaefer's lineup, Himmelreich produces Kabinetts with the most cut and salty minerality of his sites. There's something especially gripping about the agility, punch, and mineral tension of the Himmelreich Kabinett.

The 2022 Himmelreich has the featherweight intensity that make Schaefer's Kabinetts so special. There's an incredible persistence and precision to the wine and the lithe frame. 

As quoted in Mosel Fine Wines, Christoph Schaefer has said: “Who would have known that such a hot and dry vintage could lead to such beautifully ethereal and balanced wines?"  That captures the style of the wines well. The 2022 Himmelreich Kabinett should not be missed. 

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

2022 Schaefer, Willi Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich

750 ml


Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate: "The 2022 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett is clear, bright and fresh on the still young and yeasty nose that shows a coolish, flinty character with ripe, well-concentrated fruit and dark slate notes. On the palate, this is a round and charming, mouth-filling and fruity but finessed and balanced Kabinett from the Himmelreich. This is a very elegant and alluring style, but it will be even more so after some years of bottle age. The finish is delicate, fresh and frisky, saline and citric but not at all aggressive; in fact, it is mouth-tickling and caressing but also salivating. Another gorgeous Kabinett from the Schaefer family."