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Wine Advocate Gives 2016 Robert Weil Wines Stellar Reviews

 

Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s Stephan Reinhardt has given the 2016 Robert Weil vintage excellent reviews. See them below, or see them in issue #234, December 29, 2017 at RobertParker.com.

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling “Tradition”

Rating: 91

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2045

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling “Tradition” is the counterpart of the Riesling trocken, bottled with a bit more than 20 grams of residual sugar. A bit sweetish today but with a nice mineral structure and vitality, this is a superb, racy-piquant and tightly woven Riesling that can age for 20 to 40 years.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Kiedricher Riesling Trocken

Rating: 90

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2035

The 2016 Rheingau Kiedricher Riesling Trocken opens with a clear, intense and concentrated bouquet of ripe white and yellow stone fruits. This is a full-bodied, intense and concentrated Riesling with good grip and length. It is powerful but not alcoholic. This wine was fermented in stainless steel (80%) and karate oak (20%). Picked at 93° Oechsle, this is sourced in the younger plots of the crus as well as the neighboring vineyards.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kabinett

Rating: 92

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2026 – 2046

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kabinett is bright and fresh on the nose but also concentrated and opulent. This is a crisp, piquant and lush Riesling with energy and tension. It’s salty, light and a prefect expression of Kabinett. Just cellar it for 10 years.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg “GG”

Rating: 95

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2020 – 2035

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.

 

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Auslese

Rating: 95

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2017 – 2050

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Auslese is super precise and intense on the palate, with flinty slate and candied grapefruit as well as honey flavors. Generous, rich and intense, this is a lush, sweet and perfectly ripe Auslese with less piquancy but even more complexity compared to the Turmberg. It is superbly balanced, endlessly lush and salty, and its acidity is almost mild. Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Auslese Gold Capsule (Auction)

Rating: 96

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2020 – 2060

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Auslese Gold Capsule (Auction) has a clear, fresh and aromatic Mirabelle-scented bouquet with flinty slate aromas. This is a rich, sweet, lush, highly delicate as well as piquant Auslese with great intensity and finesse. The finish is tight and mineral, very persistent and shows great aromatic length. Wilhelm Weil calls it the best Auslese he has ever made (since 1988). Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese

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Rating: 97

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2026 – 2070

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese has a bright citrus color and opens with an intense and concentrated yet remarkably precise and aromatic bouquet of ripe Mirabelles and crushed slate. On the palate, this is a a terribly rich, sweet, piquant, perfectly concentrated and elegant BA with great tension, finesse and salinity. There are lush white stone fruit aromas in the aftertaste. This Gräfenberg BA is great precision work. Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese Gold Capsule (Auction)

Rating: 98

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2027 – 2080

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Beerenauslese Gold Capsule (Auction) is precise, refined and flinty on the nose, where whole wheat and discreet honey scents intermix with stone fruit aromas but never without this fascinating slate aroma. On the palate, this is a super generous, lush and finessed BA that comes pretty close to perfection, thanks to the combination of richness, finesse and vitality. You just have to wait a decade or more to get it in the most perfect condition. Tasted in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Eiswein

Rating: 98

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2080

Picked on January 7, the 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Eiswein is super precise and spicy on the concentrated and aromatic nose where pineapple and some ethereal, spicy aromas are displayed. The wine is rich, round and elegant on the palate, very sweet but also piquant and pure, with very fine tannins and a long, vibrant finish. This is a truly great Eiswein with mind-blowing precision and sensual intensity. Total production: 900 liters. Tasted in October 2017.

 

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Spätlese

Rating: 94

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2017 – 2050

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Spätlese opens with a deep, intense and flinty bouquet of tropical fruits as well as lovely raisin and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, this is a mouth-filling and lush yet highly elegant and delicate Spätlese with great freshness, finesse and a lingering mix of salty slate and sweet fruit flavors. This wine has very good grip and tension—a classic of great precision and elegance. Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese

Rating: 98

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2026 – 2090

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese is super flinty and precise on the nose. Very sweet and refined, with a salty purity and piquancy, this is a concentrated and sweet (254 grams of residual sugar) but highly delicate TBA with a crystalline texture and a great finish. Tasted in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Klosterberg Trocken

Rating: 92+

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2021 – 2035

The bright colored 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Klosterberg Trocken has a super clear but intense and concentrated bouquet of Mirabelles. On the palate, this is an enormously salty, piquant and racy Riesling with great expression and elegance. The finish is long and intense, indicating perfect ripeness and stimulating grip. Great salinity and tension. Tasted October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Auslese

Rating: 94

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2017 – 2050

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Auslese has a clear, bright and tropical bouquet of pineapple and grapefruit aromas. It is a mouth-filling, lush, intense and vibrant Auslese of great finesse and elegance. Sweet, very precise and piquant, it reveals lingering salinity and tension. Gorgeous and digestible. Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Beerenauslese

Rating: 96

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2022 – 2070

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Beerenauslese opens with a coolish, spicy and intense bouquet of super ripe Mirabelle plums. On the palate, this is a rich, lush and concentrated but also fresh and highly elegant BA with a long and salty-piquant finish. Pretty sweet, but due to its piquant and salty character, this is perfectly balanced and indicates great potential for several decades of aging. Tasted at the domain in October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Spätlese

Rating: 93

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2020 – 2045

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Spätlese is intense and aromatic on the nose, with concentrated fruit, honeyed raisin aromas and a nice touch of perfect botrytis. This is a rich, lush and intense, salty-piquant and racy Spätlese that possesses a long, tensioned finish with lingering wet slate aromas. The 2016 has good weight, a lush texture and is perfectly round and aromatic. Although it was bottled with roughly 70 grams of residual sugar, this is a rather medium-sweet wine with good grip and mineral tension: you simply don’t get the sweetness. Tasted October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Trocken

Rating: 93

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2020 – 2040

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Trocken has a bright color and opens with an intense and aromatic Mirabelle bouquet. On the palate, this is a pure and salty but also rich and powerful Riesling with great energy and extract. This wine doesn’t need any sweetness since its extract is enormous. A great wine. Tasted October 2017.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Trockenbeerenauslese

Rating: 99

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2080

The 2016 Rheingau Riesling Kiedrich Turmberg Trockenbeerenauslese has bright citrus color and opens with a clear and concentrated bouquet with flinty slate notes and a pure Riesling aroma. This is a generous, finessed, piquant and elegant TBA with stimulating salinity and a sensual texture. It is concentrated, clear, straight, expressive and dangerously digestible. Picked at 181° Oechsle and bottled with 7% alcohol. Tasted in October 2017.

 

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Spätlese

Rating: 91

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2050

From the Wasseros and pre-selections of the neighboring cru vineyards, the 2016 Rheingau Riesling Spätlese displays a clear, fresh and lovely bouquet of white stone fruits. It has a reductive, elegant style. On the palate, this is a lush, light and finessed Spätlese that is graceful, fresh and enormously piquant if not racy. The finish is stimulatingly mineral and salty. This is a beautiful expression of the Kiedrich terroir. 8% alcohol.

 

2016 Weingut Robert Weil • Rheingau Riesling Trocken

Rating: 89

Price: NA

Drink Date: 2018 – 2035

Weil’s 2016 Rheingau Riesling Trocken, mainly fermented in stainless steel (just 5% in large oak), is an intense, lush and piquant wine with a great mineral structure and good length. It was not chaptalized and is dry (7 grams of residual sugar) but rich, round and provided with self-confident acidity and mineral structure. This is a silky and seamless Riesling in perfect balance.

 

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