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Riesling Auslese No. 1 Graacher Domprobst Willi Schaefer 93 Jg 2010

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"This is one of three Auslesen from the Domprobst this year, with all three exceptional and showing decidedly different personalities. It will be hard to choose a favorite amongst them. The AP #1 Auslese is a beautifully glazed, elegantly botrytized bottle that offers up a fine bouquet of sweet apple, orange, a touch of yellow plum, lovely minerality, honeycomb and lime blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very pure and minerally, with a lovely spine of acidity, excellent focus and impressive length and grip on the perfectly balanced finish. A lovely wine...93+." JG 03/11 "The relatively early-picked but decidedly botrytized Schaefer 2010 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A.P. #1 is ethereally redolent of apple blossom, honeysuckle, heliotrope, herbal essences, pink grapefruit, apple, and Rainier cherry, all of which reconvene in an almost explosive profusion on a palate whose levity, juicy generosity, and perfumed persistence is guaranteed to reel you back again and again. “As soon as we tasted the must,” says Willi Schaefer, “we said ‘oh what acidity ... but this is going to be a classic.’” Notes of vanilla and freshly baked bread-yeastiness well up in the long finish and the empty glass, calling to mind the amazing Schaefer Domprobst performances of 1975... I suspect that this 2010, too, will still be delightful 35 years from now...94" WA #199 02/12

Region: Germany » Mosel » Domprobst

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Varietal: Riesling
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"This is one of three Auslesen from the Domprobst this year, with all three exceptional and showing decidedly different personalities. It will be hard to choose a favorite amongst them. The AP #1 Auslese is a beautifully glazed, elegantly botrytized bottle that offers up a fine bouquet of sweet apple, orange, a touch of yellow plum, lovely minerality, honeycomb and lime blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very pure and minerally, with a lovely spine of acidity, excellent focus and impressive length and grip on the perfectly balanced finish. A lovely wine...93+." JG 03/11 "The relatively early-picked but decidedly botrytized Schaefer 2010 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A.P. #1 is ethereally redolent of apple blossom, honeysuckle, heliotrope, herbal essences, pink grapefruit, apple, and Rainier cherry, all of which reconvene in an almost explosive profusion on a palate whose levity, juicy generosity, and perfumed persistence is guaranteed to reel you back again and again. “As soon as we tasted the must,” says Willi Schaefer, “we said ‘oh what acidity ... but this is going to be a classic.’” Notes of vanilla and freshly baked bread-yeastiness well up in the long finish and the empty glass, calling to mind the amazing Schaefer Domprobst performances of 1975... I suspect that this 2010, too, will still be delightful 35 years from now...94" WA #199 02/12

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