Although we tend to focus on the dry wines in Australia, Weil are widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this Estate’s success with these styles 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.
As always, this is staggeringly beautiful. You have the same quality markers that make the GG such an incredible wine, but there is the added deliciousness of a gentle sweetness balanced by vibrant, juicy freshness. Although this is powerful for a Spätlese, it has stunning purity and juicy, vibrant acidity. Incredibly moreish, the overall balance and low alcohol makes it all too easy to polish off a bottle by oneself!
“Very complex, exotic floral and fruit aromas, which are all very delicate and fresh. Super focused and straight, the natural grape sweetness way in the background of the ripe yet sleek palate. At the finish, a cascade of pomegranate, exotic-fruit and herb character is married to intensely mineral acidity. Drink or hold.” 96 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2020 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese offers a deep, complex and refined bouquet with flinty aromas. Highly refined and elegant on the palate, this is a salty-piquant, fresh, vital and energetic Gräfenberg with a long, piquant and salty finish. Very young but really fascinating in its brilliance, piquancy and salinity.” 94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate