Spätlese, for when Kabinett is not enough...

When Kabinett is not enough, there is always Spätlese.

Picked a little later, the grapes have more time to pick up the characteristics of the vineyard in which they are grown. There is more complexity and depth, and they can be drunk with food: the acidity is a match for dishes that obliterate other wines, and the sweetness complements that found in the food: salads, smoked salmon, asparagus (really!) and rich pork dishes are easily taken in its stride.

But they key is balance and freshness. The goal, as Wilhelm Haag once told me, is to take a sip and have your tastebuds jump to attention and cry for more!

Here are a few that are ready to go. Or to keep for twenty years.


wines Hermann Dönnhoff (1 wines)
 
wines Joh.Jos. Prüm (1 wines)
 
wines Willi Schaefer (1 wines)
 
wines info Schloss Lieser (1 wines)
 
wines info Selbach-Oster (1 wines)
 
wines info Vollenweider (1 wines)
 


The wines

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White

Case size
Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff

2012 SCHLOSSBÖCKELHEIMER FELSENBERG 'TÜRMCHEN' Spätlese [14 13] (DONN20212A)
A lot of botrytis gives broad, generous flavours, kept on the straight and narrow by a fine minerality and juicy acidity.
6 BOTTS £126.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £27.80
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Weingut Joh.Jos. Prüm

2009 WEHLENER SONNENUHR Spätlese [16 10] (PRUM22209A)
Generous ripe fruit with an astonishing transparency and finesse, highlightedby a very elegant pure minerality. Very fine indeed.
6 BOTTS £144.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £31.40
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Schloss Lieser

2012 BRAUNEBERGER JUFFER SONNENUHR Spätlese [10 13] (SCLI22212A)
Slightly more generous than the Helden, with ripe mirabelle and yellow peach fruit and gentle floral notes. Elegant, melting, juicy and precise. Lovely fresh finish.
6 BOTTS £84.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £19.40
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Weingut Selbach-Oster

2010 ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG Spätlese (SELB25210A)
A hint of botrytis gives a gentle elegance, with delicate citrus fruit and a fine minerality in the background. Very balanced and appealing.
6 BOTTS £96.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £21.80
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Weingut Willi Schaefer

2012 GRAACHER DOMPROBST Spätlese [10 13] (SHAE20212A)
Full of vim. Golden yellow fruit with juicy ripe citrus notes crashing against a wall of steely minerality. Absolutely superb
6 BOTTS £108.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £24.20
3 MGNMS £123.00
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Weingut Vollenweider

2012 WOLFER GOLDGRUBE Spätlese (VOLL20212A)
Dense and smooth, with seamlessly integrated yellow fruit, complex slatey mineral and vibrant lemony flavours. Lots of finesse, and bags of energy.
6 BOTTS £90.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £20.60
Buy


 
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