When asking in The Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story: “Where would the Rheingau’s tradition of high-end Riesling dessert wines be today if it weren’t for Wilhelm Weil’s modern masterpieces in the style?”, Stuart Pigott was referring to Weil's BA and TBA’s. However, this Auslese (customary for Weil) was picked in the Beerenauslese spectrum (finishing with 142.7.5 g/L residual and 9.7% alcohol) and deserves mention in the same breath. It’s an indescribably refined wine—deep, yet with balletic poise between the natural sweetness and laser-like acidity. This is the kind of iridescent wine that has helped shape the Rheingau's legend for the past two centuries.
“A firework display of exotic-fruit aromas that makes me want to abandon cloudy Northern Europe for the tropics! Such mouth-filling and sensual succulence makes it impossible to resist, but the best thing is the intense brilliance at the super-concentrated and very pure finish. Drink or hold.” 97 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2020 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese is impressively deep, precise and refined on the nose, with fine slate and highly precise fruit aromas. Round and lush on the palate, with crystalline acidity and highly stimulating salinity, this is a dense, gorgeously piquant and mouth-filling Auslese with remarkable precision, grip and salinity on the finish. 8.5% alcohol.” 97 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate