Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2018
Le vignoble de Riesling dont est issu ce vin blanc est mentionné depuis le XIIe siècle dans le Rheingau. Un blanc noble, avec une minéralité exquise et un superbe équilibre entre acidité et douceur. Il a un énorme potentiel de vieillissement. Parker et James Suckling lui ont attribué 96 points, soit un point de plus que pour le millésime précédent.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
"I love this wine," says Wilhelm Weil, who remembers the 1971 that he loved so much when he was still a child and stole a sip or two from vat no. 07 whenever his parents were away. "The 2018 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Spätlese is one of the finest in living memories of Robert Weil," he says. In fact, the 2018, based on grapes picked at 103° Oechsle and bottled with 9.3% alcohol and 65 grams of residual sugar, is so clear, precise and fresh as well as flinty, like the generic Spätlese but with so much more intensity and concentration. On the palate, this Gräfenberg Spätlese is lush but enormously precise, piquant and firm, very elegant and complex, with fascinating acidity and phenolic as well as mineral grip and tension. A fascinating wine and one of the finest Spätlese in Germany from the 2018 vintage. So mouthwatering and stimulating due to a low pH level and 10 grams of total acidity. However, Weil says the freshness is thanks to the "Bernsteinsäure" that characterizes many of the 2018s.
A very complex array of pure and intense citrus fruit with grapefruit, lemon, kumquat and lime. Minerals and flowers add interest, too. The palate is phenomenal, so melded together with a perfect fusion of acidity and sugar, which is the essence of great Spätlese. The ripe peaches and mangoess are stunning. So long and so balanced. Incredible. Drink or hold.