2020 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Willi Schäfer
Begeisternde, förmlich aus dem Glas springende Duftmischung aus Birne, Limone, Orange, Schiefer und Zitronenschale. Herrlich weich und elegant am Gaumen, filigran, tänzelnd, mit einer fabelhaften Transparenz.
"The 2020er Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar. It offers a superb nose made of residual scents from the spontaneous fermentation, chalky minerals, wet stone, mirabelle, cassis, melon, pear, and some subtle aniseed elements. The wine is beautifully pure and airy on the palate and leaves a stunningly juicy feel in the long, subtly ripe, and spicy finish. The wine really shines through its incredible silky airiness delivered with the presence and zest of a light Spätlese. This Kabinett is truly remarkable! 2030-2050" (Jean Fisch und David Rayer in Mosel Fine Wines Nr. 57)
Stephan Reinhardt in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2020 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett is a Schaefer classic that opens with a brilliantly clear and still reductive bouquet of crushed slate and perfectly ripe Riesling fruit. The attack on the palate is vibrantly fresh, but there is also lush fruit and generosity as well as this hedonistic lightness and brightness that makes you quaff this Kabinett masterpiece until the bottle's end. This is a highly stimulating, cool and grippy wet Riesling with so much Jugendstil. 7.5% alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in September 2021."