Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2022


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Rheingau, Germany
96 points


Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality.

Think about everything you love in this grower’s Spätlese, and then add some more. A wine of sublime purity and chiselled tension, the ‘22 offers up a kaleidoscopic array of flavour—try all kinds of citrus, quince, sweet yellow florals, woody herbs and slatey notes—perfectly balanced by thrilling, daisy-fresh acidity and mineral precision. Weil’s picking army, which numbers up to 70 strong, has worked its magic again, gifting a beguiling, pure, tangy wonder that seems to dissolve in the mouth. The 9% alcohol comes in very handy: It’s impossible to stop drinking. Blue velvet.


96 points

I love the way the tropical fruit extravagance of this wine is married to a dangerously refreshing acidity that lifts this remarkable Spatlese up into the upper stratosphere. Staggering ripeness, delicacy and purity right through the totally uplifting finish that makes you charge back for more!

95 points

The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Gräfenberg Spätlese shows restrained greengage and Reine Claude plum. The vivid aroma of these stone fruits is delineated on the palate, boosted by residual sweetness like sorbet made from the fruit, melting on the palate and releasing its aroma moment by moment, reaching a peak of creamy peach ice cream, always tempered by vivid freshness and a tangy citrus edge. Just so elegant, so zesty, so beautiful, so balanced. Squeaky clean, elegant, striking and delicious.


Serving Temp.
10-14 °C
Food pairing
Roast pork belly and pickled green mango.

Tasting Profile

Clear, fine, fresh and iodine-inflected on the nose that is precise and complex, even with more phyllite (and tea) notes than the rich (but dry) GG.
The palate is really rich in terms of texture, but it is firmly structured and nicely drying on the saline, savory, oh-so-tensioned finish. This is a superb Spätlese with great aging potential. 9% stated alcohol.

Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2022

Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2022

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