Wine Advocate
Robert Weil, 2016 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling GG

95
"Fermented in 1,200- and 2,400-liter oak vats (Stück and Doppelstück), Weil's citrus colored 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg "GG" is bright, pure, fresh and dusty-mineral on the nose but also indicates ripe, intense and concentrated (Mirabelle) fruit that is perfectly mixed with the aromas of the deep and complex Gräfenberg terroir. On the palate, this is a mouthful of lush, elegant and even delicate dry Riesling that is dense and structured but reveals remarkable finesse and mineral piquancy as well. Has the Gräfenberg ever been more Mosel-like than this gorgeous 2016? I have often found the Gräfenberg to be too mighty, rich and powerful (and was privately assuming how great this wine should be with organic or even biodynamic farming). But the 2016 doesn't have the power of former vintages; rather, it possesses purity and freshness intertwined with the elegant and lush fruit that is really unique for this prestigious grand cru. Its persistent finish is perfectly round and aromatic but also salty and very stimulating. Still very young, the 2016 will benefit from further bottle aging. It is a superbly fine, elegant and balanced Gräfenberg. Tasted three times in October and November 2017."
–Dec-17
James Suckling
Robert Weil, 2016 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling GG

94
"Still rather closed. This is the most powerful dry Riesling from Weil in 2016 and more than a match for the same wine fro 2015. Great balance of spice and exotic fruit character with textural complexity and a mineral acidity that carries the really long finish. Best from 2018 through 2035."
–Aug-17
Wine Enthusiast
Robert Weil, 2016 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling GG

94
"Wet river rocks and mineral oil juxtapose zesty tangerine, pomelo and grapefruit in this lavish yet composed dry Riesling. It's clingy and plush in mouthfeel yet vibrantly balanced in acidity, with an unctuous and rippling finish. It's stunning already for its youthful fruit and electric acidity, but sure to improve further through 2035."
–Apr-18
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2016 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling GG
Robert Weil

VARIETAL: 100% RIESLING

VINEYARD: The Rheingau is part of the Rhine valley, near the city of Mainz. Notable for steep, south-facing slopes in a protected valley along a climate-moderating river, this area has the ideal conditions for growing ripe, full-bodied Riesling. Vines are sustainably farmed and planted on phyllite, loam and loess soils.

VINIFICATION: Hand-picked fruit is fermented and matured in large, neutral oak casks.

Total Acidity: 8.5 g/L Residual sweetness: 4.9 g/L

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Producer Page: Robert Weil