The Schaefer 2011 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A.P. #14 turns a corner in fruit character, with musk melon and papaya, quince and honey signifying both botrytis and a riper sense of the healthy berries that were included. At the same time, the heady, haunting and seductive floral alliance of wisteria, rowan, and honeysuckle from the Spatlese #9 returns. Yet for all of this wine’s creaminess, rounded, honeyed richness, tropicality; and liquid florality, it somehow taps a seam of juicy primary apple-y fruit to insure that the finish lives up to its levity with a modicum of refreshment and an inducement to take the next sip. I imagine this will be worth following for 30-40 years. (DS)
Pale golden-yellow. Rich bouquet of mango, pineapple and nut oil, with just a hint of honeyed botrytis. Unctuous apricot fruit shows a flattering creaminess and elegant minerality. Nice touch of brown spices on the elegant finish. (JPB)
More orange and apricot dominating the fruit aroma. Spiced honey. Sweetness and acidity well balanced and showing the overall gentleness of this approachable vintage. 17/20 points
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