A great Spätlese which went for comparatively little money at this year's Auctions.
The wines of the month for October are two great bargains from the auctions held in Bernkastel and Trier last September 24-25, 2009. Unique bottlings are sold at these auctions and, while prices are usually high due to scarcity, prices can remain sometimes reasonable (see our Auction Guide 2009 for more information about the events).
And this was also so in 2008, at which several wines went for comparatively little money (see the "Auction Lookback" article published in Issue No 9 of Mosel Fine Wines). This was in particular true for the two wines featured this month.
In particular, the stunning Spätlese out of the Graacher Domprobst by Weingut Willi Schaefer was hammered off for a very reasonable EUR 25 (excl. commissions, shipping, duties and VAT).
Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese (Auction)
This is a great Spätlese in the making with, at this stage, ripe yellow peaches and a touch of pineapple for good measure on the nose. Obviously marked by botrytis, the wine is superbly balanced and remarkably intense on the palate with a creaminess making the finish seem endless. This looks like a real smasher! 2015-2033
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