Robert Weil

And God Created Riesling—The Stunning 2022s
Robert Weil
If you know where to look, 2022 is manna from heaven for Riesling lovers. We had the pleasure of Robert Weil’s Nicolas Langer’s company recently, giving us ample opportunity to taste and re-taste the wines of this quicksilver German vintage. The wines blew us away with their coiled intensity, succulent fruit, juicy acidity and crystalline citrusy length. A high-voltage year to follow the livewire 2021.  

It wasn’t always meant to turn out like this. 2022 was the warmest year ever recorded in most of Germany’s wine regions, and the summer was both hot and extremely dry; Wilhelm Weil told us it sometimes felt that the Rhiengau had been transported to the Mediterranean. By summer's end, many growers imagined a vintage of rich, weighty wines akin to 2018. But Weil was not so sceptical.

Irrespective of the precision viticulture practised here, the high-altitude hillside vineyards of this iconic grower have what Liam Neeson’s Brian Mills might describe as a very particular set of skills. Even in dry years, not only can Weil’s vines regulate water supply by drawing on reserves from the forest above, but they also possess decisive drainage quality, courtesy of the phyllite soils, meaning they can weather wetter years with success. So, when the rains did arrive in September—and boy, didn’t it rain—Weil’s elevated sites dried off quickly, leaving only the most refreshing, balancing effects of the much-needed moisture when it counted.

Come September 20th, when the estate’s army of pickers began to harvest small, concentrated berries with ravishing acidity, Wilhelm Weil must have been pinching himself. “What you will taste comes across as from a cool vintage,” he says, cool as ice. A quick look at the numbers backs up his statement: all the dry wine sits just below 8 g/L of total acidity.

But who needs data when the wine tastes so good? Weil’s dry Rieslings from this year are super precise, taut, seamless and insanely delicious. I dare you to keep your hands off these wines! This year’s offer also includes the ultra-limited 2021 Monte Vacano, a Rheingau colossus drawn from a historical lieu-dit on the steepest and stoniest sector of the Gräfenberg Grand Cru. We also list for pre-sale the towering Gräfenberg Grosses Gewächs, which will be officially released on 1st September.

Weil’s higher Prädikats are wines that always take your breath away, and the super-limited 2022s are, again, staggeringly beautiful—the stuff of legend. This year, a cameo of pure botrytis arrived between mid and late October, enabling a thimbleful of nobly rotten berries for Weil to craft every level for the 34th year in a row. And God created Riesling.

The Wines

Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2022
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Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2022

This cuvée is a blend of fruit from Weil’s high-altitude sites dotted around the village of Kiedrich. These vineyards include the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard and there’s also a good dollop from Wasseros, a steep, southwest-facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. At this level, the wine is vinified in stainless steel with roughly 5% fermented in large oak.

“Full white-peach fruit on the nose and the generous palate, this is a prototypical example of the increased ambition many leading producers are applying to the wines of this humble category. Beautiful balance at the long, very elegant finish.”
92 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Trocken opens with a clear and ripe nose that is not as brilliant as in the years before. The fruit is ripe; it definitely sawn the sun and was picked ripe. This leads to a quite rich and mouth-filling palate (23 grams per liter of sugar-free extract) with good body and very fresh and racy acidity. The wine is elegant, mineral and forceful, with remarkable freshness from a supposedly coolish year.”
88+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Rheingau is the estate wine, harvested mainly in Kiedrich with small additions from Hallgarten. It was fermented in 95%stainless steel and 5% in large barrel. The nose is restrained but shows a ripe glimpse of stone fruit. The palate is slender but has restrained substance, all framed by vivid citrus. Squeaky clean and balanced, there's a lovely citric tang on the finish. The 2022 is harmonious and dry. (Bone-dry).”
88 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2022 (375ml)

This cuvée is a blend of fruit from Weil’s high-altitude sites dotted around the village of Kiedrich. These vineyards include the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard and there’s also a good dollop from Wasseros, a steep, southwest-facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. At this level, the wine is vinified in stainless steel with roughly 5% fermented in large oak.

“Full white-peach fruit on the nose and the generous palate, this is a prototypical example of the increased ambition many leading producers are applying to the wines of this humble category. Beautiful balance at the long, very elegant finish.”
92 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Trocken opens with a clear and ripe nose that is not as brilliant as in the years before. The fruit is ripe; it definitely sawn the sun and was picked ripe. This leads to a quite rich and mouth-filling palate (23 grams per liter of sugar-free extract) with good body and very fresh and racy acidity. The wine is elegant, mineral and forceful, with remarkable freshness from a supposedly coolish year.”
88+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Rheingau is the estate wine, harvested mainly in Kiedrich with small additions from Hallgarten. It was fermented in 95%stainless steel and 5% in large barrel. The nose is restrained but shows a ripe glimpse of stone fruit. The palate is slender but has restrained substance, all framed by vivid citrus. Squeaky clean and balanced, there's a lovely citric tang on the finish. The 2022 is harmonious and dry. (Bone-dry).”
88 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2022 (1500ml)

This cuvée is a blend of fruit from Weil’s high-altitude sites dotted around the village of Kiedrich. These vineyards include the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard and there’s also a good dollop from Wasseros, a steep, southwest-facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. At this level, the wine is vinified in stainless steel with roughly 5% fermented in large oak.

“Full white-peach fruit on the nose and the generous palate, this is a prototypical example of the increased ambition many leading producers are applying to the wines of this humble category. Beautiful balance at the long, very elegant finish.”
92 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Trocken opens with a clear and ripe nose that is not as brilliant as in the years before. The fruit is ripe; it definitely sawn the sun and was picked ripe. This leads to a quite rich and mouth-filling palate (23 grams per liter of sugar-free extract) with good body and very fresh and racy acidity. The wine is elegant, mineral and forceful, with remarkable freshness from a supposedly coolish year.”
88+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Rheingau is the estate wine, harvested mainly in Kiedrich with small additions from Hallgarten. It was fermented in 95%stainless steel and 5% in large barrel. The nose is restrained but shows a ripe glimpse of stone fruit. The palate is slender but has restrained substance, all framed by vivid citrus. Squeaky clean and balanced, there's a lovely citric tang on the finish. The 2022 is harmonious and dry. (Bone-dry).”
88 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2022

Compared to the Trocken, this release is drawn exclusively from a selection of the coolest and highest slopes of Kiedrich―principally the steep, southwest-facing Wasseros vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines. Another difference is that the fruit is harvested a little earlier, making a wine at least a degree lower in alcohol but no sweeter. The style is a lighter, more filigreed expression with a caressing lightness of touch that dances on the palate. It was raised exclusively in stainless steel. 

“From the upper parts of the Kiedricher Wasseros and stopped at 30 grams per liter of residual sugar, the 2022 Riesling Kabinett offers a clear, pure, generously fruity and slightly flinty bouquet of crushed slate and rocks. Round and textured on the palate, this is a mouth-filling but light, fresh, vital, stimulatingly saline and elegant Kabinett for immediate and future pleasures. It is nicely astringent or mouthwatering. 9% stated alcohol.”
91 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“This prototypical Rheingau Kabinet is very vibrant, with a slew of white-peach, white-currant and spring-blossom aromas. Very good balance of restrained grape sweetness and crisp acidity. Very clean wet-stone finish.”
92 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Rheingau Kabinett was harvested in the elevated Kiedricher Wasseros, whole-bunch pressed, fermented and made in stainless steel. White peach aromas are framed by citrus. The palate is tingling, bright and juicy, with peaches delineated by lemon. The 2022 is incredibly animating and mouth-watering. This pitches around 9g/L of acidity and 32g/L of sweetness. It is dangerously delicious.”
92 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Klosterberg Riesling Trocken 2022

The vines on this steep, four-hectare vineyard are now between 40 and 60 years old. At up to 300 metres, this is the highest of the three Weil hillside sites, yet thanks to its southern aspect and deeper, iron-rich weathered slate soils, it also produces the most opulent and seductive of these wines (when young). The Weil team often use the term ‘baroque’ when describing wines from Klosterberg, in reference to the lift and generosity. Like all of Weil’s single site ‘22s, this wine was raised entirely in doppelstückfass and aged on full lees for ten months before bottling. While the Klosterberg shares some similarities in character with the Kiedricher wine, you always get a kick up in intensity, complexity and drive at the finish.

“A super elegant dry Rheingau riesling with a wonderful interplay of white tree fruits, racy acidity and delicate creaminess from long sur lie maturation, these elements interlocking beautifully on the precisely contoured medium-bodied palate. Very cool and long finish with white tea, wet stone and wild berry notes.”
94 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Kiedrich Klosterberg Riesling Trocken was fermented with natural yeasts and kept on the original lees in large oak casks until the bottling. The bouquet is deep, intense and very elegant as well as complex and clearly characterized by its phyllite soils with a reddish loess loam mixture. On the palate this is a supple, elegant, mouth-filling and rich Riesling with ripe, mineral acidity and a long, saline, savory and complex finish. It is long and intense and provided with great aging potential. 13% stated alcohol.”
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
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Weil’s ‘villages’ level Riesling is a blend of first-picked parcels from the classified hillside estate sites of Klosterberg, Turmberg and Gräfenberg, as well as a measure of Wasseros fruit. As you would expect from such terroir, it is a step-up from the entry wine, with more texture, power and considerably more rocky, mineral intensity. Accordingly, one-third of the wine is raised in large Stockinger doppelstückfass (wooden cask) for six months.

“This smells like a freshly prepared fruit salad, with some exotic-fruit notes alongside the citrus and stone fruit. On the medium-bodied palate there’s nothing superficial about this dry riesling, rather it shows excellent structure and wonderful texture. A touch of fine tannin neatly underlines the long, refined finish.”
93 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“From younger vines in the three crus and from the Wasseros, so from a more skeletal soil, the 2022 Kiedricher Riesling Trocken opens with a pure, refined and slightly flinty bouquet with ripe, finely concentrated fruit that represents the warm and sunny vintage and the more rainy autumn. Elegant, refined and balanced on the palate, this is a substantial, well-structured and finely crunchy structured Kiedricher with elegant, dense and juicy fruit and an intense, warm and supple finish. 12.5% stated alcohol.”
90+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher is from two upper parcels in the of the Wasseros, above the Gräfenberg, which means rivulet, evident in small springs, fed by the forested top of the slope, also on mica schist. This is higher and cooler. One-third is made in wood and two-thirds in stainless steel, from ripe and super-clean fruit. The nose is aromatic, suggesting Reine Claude plum, white peach and green pear skin. Clarity also defines the palate where riper stone fruit shines, framed by grapefruit skin. This has serenity, tautness and substance, despite slenderness. Mouth-watering zestiness appears on the finish.”
91 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken 2022

As in the Klosterberg site, the vines here sit in the 30- to 50-year-old range. The name Turmberg—or ‘tower hill’—derives from the ruins of the last surviving tower of the former castle, Burg Scharfenstein (12th century), positioned dramatically atop the vineyard. The infamous German wine law of 1971 made this site a part of the neighbouring Gräfenberg. In 2005, Weil succeeded in having this 3.8-hectare monopole reinstated as an individual classified site in the vineyard register (historically, it had been a separate vineyard, reflecting the unique terroir). It’s interesting to note that while Turmberg has the official right to be classified as Grosse Lage, Wilhelm Weil chooses to bottle an Erste Lage from this steep vineyard. “There is only one tip on a pyramid,” he explains, referring to the Gräfenberg.

“The white, yellow and red-fleshed peach aromas of this wine are very sensual, yet cool and precise. Very vibrant and focused with excellent concentration, the super-long finish is very linear and packed with wet stone character. So enormously refreshing.”
96 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken comes from the 3.8-hectare cru that is classified as VDP.Grosse Lage but internally as VDP.Erste Lage with reference to the own history. It opens with a coolish, precise, deep, stony and almost flinty bouquet due to the phyllite soils of the steep slope and intermingles these with ripe yellow stone fruit, lemon and floral aromas. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, very pure and elegant, mouth-filling yet structured and saline Turmberg with serious terroir expression and the intensity of the vintage. Bottled at the end of July like the Klosterberg and the Gräfenberg. 13% stated alcohol.”
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Turmberg Erste Lage was grown on mica schist with just 30 cm of topsoil in a lateral valley. It was made from very healthy grapes, with some skin contact, fermented spontaneously in Doppelstück and Stück and aged on fine lees. The nose is vivid with flickers of bergamot surrounding Reine Claude plums. The palate is immediately framed in citrus freshness. A zesty, aromatic allure combines greenish citrus with bright lemon. The palate has substance, but the citric notion is insistent, aromatic and mouthwatering. There is almost a flicker of mint in the background. The palate is concentrated, slender, bright, taut and straight-laced. There's a lovely citrus 􀀁nish. The 2022 is sophisticated, cool and serene.”
94 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken 2022 (1500ml)

As in the Klosterberg site, the vines here sit in the 30- to 50-year-old range. The name Turmberg—or ‘tower hill’—derives from the ruins of the last surviving tower of the former castle, Burg Scharfenstein (12th century), positioned dramatically atop the vineyard. The infamous German wine law of 1971 made this site a part of the neighbouring Gräfenberg. In 2005, Weil succeeded in having this 3.8-hectare monopole reinstated as an individual classified site in the vineyard register (historically, it had been a separate vineyard, reflecting the unique terroir). It’s interesting to note that while Turmberg has the official right to be classified as Grosse Lage, Wilhelm Weil chooses to bottle an Erste Lage from this steep vineyard. “There is only one tip on a pyramid,” he explains, referring to the Gräfenberg.

“The white, yellow and red-fleshed peach aromas of this wine are very sensual, yet cool and precise. Very vibrant and focused with excellent concentration, the super-long finish is very linear and packed with wet stone character. So enormously refreshing.”
96 points, Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Turmberg Erste Lage was grown on mica schist with just 30 cm of topsoil in a lateral valley. It was made from very healthy grapes, with some skin contact, fermented spontaneously in Doppelstück and Stück and aged on fine lees. The nose is vivid with flickers of bergamot surrounding Reine Claude plums. The palate is immediately framed in citrus freshness. A zesty, aromatic allure combines greenish citrus with bright lemon. The palate has substance, but the citric notion is insistent, aromatic and mouthwatering. There is almost a flicker of mint in the background. The palate is concentrated, slender, bright, taut and straight-laced. There's a lovely citrus finish. The 2022 is sophisticated, cool and serene.”
94 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“The 2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken comes from the 3.8-hectare cru that is classified as VDP.Grosse Lage but internally as VDP.Erste Lage with reference to the own history. It opens with a coolish, precise, deep, stony and almost flinty bouquet due to the phyllite soils of the steep slope and intermingles these with ripe yellow stone fruit, lemon and floral aromas. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, very pure and elegant, mouth-filling yet structured and saline Turmberg with serious terroir expression and the intensity of the vintage. Bottled at the end of July like the Klosterberg and the Gräfenberg. 13% stated alcohol.”
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
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Robert Weil Monte Vacano Riesling Trocken 2021

Within Kiedrich’s Gräfenberg Grand Cru lies a small 0.5-hectare parcel once known as the Gräfenberg-Lay. Sitting in one of the steepest portions of the vineyard, the Lay is located at the transition between Gräfenberg and Turmberg and is known for having the highest concentration of phyllite slate on the hill. The vines here are now between 40 and 60 years old.

This site was originally purchased by Dr Robert Weil in the 19th century, using the dowry from his marriage to Emilie von Vacano (a descendant of the Vacano family in Lombardy). The wine from this parcel, called Monte Vacano (the Hill of Vacano) was always produced and bottled alone. It was used only for celebratory occasions and never released for sale. Following Weil's death in 1921, the tradition of Monte Vacano fell dormant, and the fruit was incorporated into a regular Gräfenberg bottling.

Compared to the Gräfenberg GG, Monte Vacano trades power and richness for exceptional purity, elegance and detail. Resurrecting the old custom, 2021 marks the fourth Riesling in a century made solely from this special lieu-dit. It was harvested in October, and the grapes were whole bunch-pressed into two ancient refurbished Stückfässer (1,200-litre casks) where the wine fermented wild and spent almost two years on lees before bottling.

“Bottled in July 2023 after 21 months on the first lees (one year after the Gräfenberg), the 2021 Monte Vacano, from a particular plot of the Gräfenberg, is an intensely yellow Riesling that opens with a pure, intense, even rich, finely saline and mineral nose with citrus notes. Round and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich, intense, textural, enormously long, complex and saline, stimulatingly precise and tannic Monte Vacano with the power and richness of the Gräfenberg paired with the precision and salinity of the Castellum Montis. It is more hedonistic, although from a cooler year, but very, very long, saline and savory. Definitely a wine made for generations.”
97 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
A huge and compact wine for the challenging 2021 vintage, but with the firm structure and vivid acidity that are typical for the vintage. Complex aromas of red gooseberry, white peach, fresh herbs and just a hint of sealing wax. Then comes the tidal wave of a finish that is stony and herbal in the best sense. From the steepest and stoniest section of the Grafenberg.”
97 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese 2022

Alcohol: 9.0 % | Acidity: 9.3 g/l  | Residual sugar: 68.8 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality.

Think about everything you love in this grower’s Spätlese, and then add some more. A wine of sublime purity and chiselled tension, the ‘22 offers up a kaleidoscopic array of flavour—try all kinds of citrus, quince, sweet yellow florals, woody herbs and slatey notes—perfectly balanced by thrilling, daisy-fresh acidity and mineral precision. Weil’s picking army, which numbers up to seventy strong, has worked its magic again, gifting a beguiling, pure and tangy wonder that seems to dissolve in the mouth. The 9% alcohol comes in very handy: It’s impossible to stop drinking. 

“I love the way the tropical fruit extravagance of this wine is married to a dangerously refreshing acidity that lifts this remarkable Spatlese up into the upper stratosphere. Staggering ripeness, delicacy and purity right through the totally uplifting finish that makes you charge back for more!”
96 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Gräfenberg Spätlese shows restrained greengage and Reine Claude plum. The vivid aroma of these stone fruits is delineated on the palate, boosted by residual sweetness like sorbet made from the fruit, melting on the palate and releasing its aroma moment by moment, reaching a peak of creamy peach ice cream, always tempered by vivid freshness and a tangy citrus edge. Just so elegant, so zesty, so beautiful, so balanced. Squeaky clean, elegant, striking and delicious.”
95 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“The 2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Spätlese is clear, fine, fresh and iodine-inflected on the nose that is precise and complex, even with more phyllite (and tea) notes than the rich (but dry) GG. However, the palate is really rich in terms of texture, but it is firmly structured and nicely drying on the saline, savory, oh-so-tensioned finish. This is a superb Spätlese with great aging potential. 9% stated alcohol.”
94+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Auslese 2022 (375ml)

Alcohol: 8.5 % | Acidity: 10.3 g/l | Residual sugar: 116.5 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality. 

“Mind-blowing intensity of passion fruit, pineapple and star fruit aromas interlock with staggering concentration and diamond-bright acidity on the compact and super-focused palate. This is already amazing, but with one or more decades of aging it should be even more spectacular.”
98 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Turmberg Auslese is made from shriveled but healthy grapes without botrytis. The purity of Mirabelle and lemon shines through. However, the palate returns to Turmberg's essential freshness, referencing grapefruit peel and passion fruit aromas with lovely greenness. There's utter concentration and vivid sweetness of peach compote and cooked peach 􀀃esh. Beguiling and thrilling with killer acid.”
95 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“The golden-yellow colored 2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Auslese is based on healthy but fully ripe and slightly shriveled grapes. Picked in the last third of October, this is a pure yet intense, concentrated, spicy and elegant Turmberg Auslese with fine grip that is perfectly intermingled with the saline phyllite acidity of the site. The wine is sweet yet also savory, precise and persistently long. This is very good and a rarity in 2022. 8.5% stated alcohol.”
94+points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Alcohol: 8.0 % | Acidity: 9.8 g/L | Residual sugar: 123.5 g/L

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality. 

“A mighty riesling Auslese, but with the purity and precision that marks out the greatest wines of this category in the 2022 vintage. Great exotic fruit coulis character with stacks of passion fruit, but also King Alphonso mango. The super-long finish is as compact as it is vibrant. So much mineral freshness."
98 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese is clear, precise and fresh but also concentrated and dense, with overripe but nevertheless spicy and saline notes. Generous, rich and savory/saline on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, dense and chewy Auslese with concentrated fruit and rather smooth acidity. There is less drama here than in the Turmberg Auslese but more hedonism for those who prefer smoother acidity. 8% stated alcohol.”
95 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Gräfenberg Auslese is made from ripe, slightly shriveled grapes without botrytis. The nose opens with Mirabelle compote and a golden note of ripe apricot skins. The palate is beautifully sweet and concentrated, channeling golden, almost candied Mirabelle and apricot. The acidity is concentrated, bringing this to a beautiful thrill with 11g/L of acidity, making this sharp but delicious. The 2022 is exciting, lip-smacking, utterly pure and heightened in style, without any taint of botrytis.”
96 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Beerenauslese 2022 (375ml)

Alcohol: 8.5 % | Acidity: 12.5 g/l | Residual sugar: 235 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality. 

“A prototypical Rheingau BA with the combination of gigantically concentrated dried mango and papaya aromas with enormous wet stone acidity. The energy and purity of this wine are at least as amazing as its power and density. Still very young, but this will surely develop beautifully and has many decades of life ahead of it.”
99 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The golden-colored 2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Beerenauslese is fascinatingly clear, lemon-fresh and elegant on the precise but generous, intense and hedonistic nose that quotes ripe and stewed yellow stone fruit aromas. Generous and smooth but also finessed and saline on the palate, this is a savory, highly elegant and concentrated Turmberg BA whose richness (235 grams per liter of residual sugar) is uplifted by remarkable, finely grained acidity (12.5 grams per liter). 8.5% stated alcohol.”
96+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Turmberg Beerenauslese was made from raisined fruit only, some with botrytis. The liquid is dark gold and viscous. There is only a faint botrytis note amidst the candied tangerine on the nose. The palate is super-concentrated, and there is a citrus thrill with more than 12g/L of acidity, spotting aromas of candied orange peel. This is luscious, shimmering with Navel orange, tangerine, Amal􀀁 lemon and candied kumquat. Beautiful length, Riesling magic. Wow. The citric zestiness lasts.”
97 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Alcohol: 8.5% | Acidity: 11.6 g/l  | Residual sugar: 199 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality. 

“A magnificent Rheingau BA with an enormous depth of dried apricot and dried mango character. Very compact and structured, this really needs some years of further aging to reach its youthful best form. Excellent balance, also due to the very vibrant acidity that underlies the tremendous richness.”
97 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The intensely golden-colored 2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Beerenauslese opens with a concentrated but stunningly fresh and greenish bouquet of lime and lemon zest as well as candied grapefruit. This is a concentrated but elegant and refined noble sweet wine with a generous and rich but also refined texture and saline, very fine and stimulating acidity. The grams per liter of residual sugar is counterpointed by relatively fine but even more saline acidity as well as lime-zest grip on the finish. 8.5% stated alcohol.”
96 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Gräfenberg Beerenauslese was harvested from shriveled grapes, only some of which were a􀀂ected with botrytis. This lends extra purity to these wines. The nose is vivid with slightly dried white currant and pale sultana. The palate is super fresh but also super concentrated. Candied peach, supple, de􀀁ned and pure, the 2022 becomes as intense as a crystallized peach. Peach 􀀃esh, skin, compote and candied fruit are all here. The sweetness is immense, but so is the acidity which delineates and illuminates all. The mouthfeel is viscous. This is precious, intense and lasting.”
97 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Alcohol: 8 % | Acidity: 12.7 g/l  | Residual sugar: 255 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality. 

“A very great Rheingau TBA with enormous depth of dried tropical fruit and floral honey aromas. Very compact with a pronounced raciness that makes this taste lighter and much less sweet than it really is. Then comes the lightning strike acidity at the finish that illuminates the whole sky. Just keeps pumping out the succulent fruit at the super-fresh finish.”
98 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Turmberg Trockenbeerenauslese is amber in color and was made from botrytised raisins. Wilhelm Weil emphasizes how clean this botrytis was. The nose bears witness to purest, candied and cooked peach flesh with the merest honey edge on the nose. The palate then plunges into acid-edged peach concentration, incredibly heightened, luscious and concentrated. Peach-saturated sweetness meets an incredible acidity of 13g/L. The combination of this kind of sweetness with this kind of thrill is unreal. This teeters between delicious extremes, echoing with aromatics that combine the most luscious peach and citrus you can imagine.”
98 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“Based on single-selected raisins without botrytis, the golden-amber colored 2022 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese opens with a super clear, fresh, intense and elegant yet very rich and aromatic bouquet of stewed peaches and tea. Saline, savory and rich, with enormous sweetness (300+ grams per liter) and fine, lively and vibration-giving acidity of 13+ grams per liter, this is an enormously concentrated and challenging TBA for the next 10+ years. The sweetness isn't hidden and neither is the acidity, which makes it difficult to estimate the real value of this wine that isn't made for those who are born before 1980. 8% stated alcohol.”
96+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2022 (375ml)

Alcohol: 8 % | Acidity: 12.4 g/l | Residual sugar: 260.5 g/l

Weil is widely considered one of the true greats of the sweeter Prädikat styles. One of the keys to this estate’s success with these wines is that the mountainous, rocky setting of the Kiedricher Berg vineyards allows for a perfect balance between natural sweetness, mouth-watering freshness and pungent, intense minerality.

“A giant TBA that shows why the nobly sweet riesling wines of this category are a legend. Tasting this is like gazing into a deep abyss with a vast depth of dried exotic fruits, complex exotic spices and floral honey. Huge structure and an acidity that’s vibrant enough to wake the dead. Very limited production. Still needs many years of bottle age to reach its youthful best.”
99 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
“Based on raisined but still healthy berries picked at the end of October and the first week of November, the intensely golden-colored 2022 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese is precise, pure and lemony on the pure and savory/stony nose. On the palate, this is a generous and rich but savory, saline, citric and textured TBA with an enormously long and complex finish. This is a great TBA that already drinks quite well but will be even better in 30 and up to 80 years. It is absolutely precise, elegant and balanced yet still not seamless. 8% stated alcohol.”
98 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Riesling Kiedricher Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese was harvested in late October and early November. It has the merest touch of dark fir honey, only a notion of darker fruit. The palate is lovely and barely shows botrytis at this exuberant stage of its life. The sweetness is immense and speaks of candied peach, crystallized Mirabelle and intense citrus, think candied tangerine and orange peel. It's incisive, highly aromatic, lasting and oh-so pure. This is concentration, purity and excellence. Incredible and eternal.”
98 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous
“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, Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
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“Weil is widely seen as the jewel of Rheingau. Jancis Robinson, Financial Times



“Robert Weil has been one of the icons of German wine culture for many years. Nothing but the finest Rieslings are produced. And as more than 100 years ago, thewines are distinguished in terms of their origins and their style.” Stephan Reinhardt, The Finest Wines of Germany



“Another of Germany's most celebrated domaines, Weil’s wines are noted for theirrichness and purity, delivering lots of citrus and fruit concentration, withoutever seeming heavy or ponderous.” Rajat Parr & Jordan Mackay,The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste

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