"What a beautiful and complex Spätlese"
- 2016 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.

In 2016, the auction Spätlese has a shimmering purity. The 2016 Schaefer lineup has an extraordinarily clear radiance. The Spatlese auction is where this clarity of expression reaches its peak.

The Schaefers make wines of serene precision. You'd be hard pressed to find another wine anywhere that hits this register so well.

Schaefer's 2016 Spätlese Auction highlights this quality in the most fascinating and compelling ways. It boasts an incredible amount of complexity with ultra-pure layers of stone fruits, spice, flowers, and citrus. The presentation is beautifully graceful.

This plays an important role in how the wines age. Willi Schaefer, along with Egon Müller, Prüm and old Von Schubert, has supplied us with more mind-blowing bottles than anyone else.

These are among the world's elite wines. Still, even this special auction bottling is well below the $100 mark. 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 out best.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits