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25 vintages estate Riesling

Robert Weil impresses with a vertical of a special kind

24 August 2018
Werner Elflein

25-jahrgaenge-gutsriesling.jpgPhoto: weinfreaks.de
Still in great shape: a 1917 Auslese from the Kiedrich Berg

In case of the Robert Weil estate, most wine journalists agree: it is one of the best Riesling producers in Germany. The foundation for its rise to become one of the most internationally renowned wineries began in 1867, when Dr. Robert Weil acquired vineyard property in the Kiedrich Berg. With the start of the Franco-German War in 1870, Weil gave up his professorship at the Sorbonne in Paris and moved his residence to Kiedrich. There, in 1875, he bought the villa of the late English art patron Sir John Sutton, which is still the ancestral home of the estate.

villa-sutton.jpgPhoto: Wikipedia
Villa Sutton

In addition to his new job as a journalist, he expanded his vineyard holdings in the Kiedrich Berg, especially in what is now known as the Gräfenberg, which was mentioned as early as the 12th century as Mons Rhingravi and in 1258 as Grevenberg. From 1907 onwards, the winery was a member of the Vereinigung Rheingauer Weingutsbesitzer, which in 1910 merged into the Verband Deutscher Naturweinversteigerer, today's Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter. The Rieslings quickly found buyers all over the world. Numerous royal houses were on the customer list, as was the Adlon Hotel in Berlin. On the maiden voyage of the transport airship LZ 127 “Graf Zeppelin” a 1920 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese Bestes Fass Nr. 20 was offered to the travellers in the wine list.

Wilhelm Weil, who is now running the company in the fourth generation, shone again and again in the 1990s with impressive sweet wines. The dry Rieslings seemed to be noticed rather marginally. In recent years, however, the picture has changed significantly. The focus is now no longer only on the high predicates; the Großes Gewächs from the Kiedrich Gräfenberg in particular is beyond reproach.

However, there was and is not only praise in the wine scene. Especially in the area of litre wines and estate Rieslings, there is always criticism of fillings that do not meet the high standards of the house. An on-site tasting in August 2018, however, impressively showed what top performances the winery is capable of.

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Tasting room of the Robert Weil winery

Under the motto “Once in a Lifetime”, Wilhelm Weil invited representatives of the relevant print and online media to a blind tasting of 25 vintages of a dry Riesling. Which wine it was remained open. Wilhelm Weil emphasised that the tasting could only take place once in this form. In fact, even in the winery's well-stocked treasure chamber, not all vintages were available in sufficient bottle numbers for the tasting. However, it was possible to buy back individual bottles so that the period from 1990 to 2017 could be covered. Only the vintages 1991, 1999 and 2000 were missing.

The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled — but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk.

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I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.

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The rating of the wine reflects the mean value from a tasting by our jury.
The wine was evaluated in a blind tasting.
The wine was tasted as a barrel sample or before an official test number (Amtliche Prüfungsnummer or Staatliche Prüfnummer) was issued.
In our tasting, the wine exhibited a qualitative defect or a wine fault. Depending on the type and severity of the defect or wine fault, the wine was downgraded or rejected.

Robert Weil

Mühlberg 5 • 65399 Kiedrich • Germany
Phone: +49 6123 2308 • Fax: +49 6123 1546
Internet: www.weingut-robert-weil.com • E‑mail: info@weingut-robert-weil.com

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WinewhitedryRiesling

2017 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 35 18 • 12 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2016 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 23 17 • 12 % alcohol

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2015 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 5 16 • 12 % alcohol

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2014 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 20 15 • 12 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2013 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Großes Gewächs VDP

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 55 14 • 13 % alcohol

18

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2013 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 40 14 • 12 % alcohol

17

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2012 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 36 13 • 12 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2011 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Erstes Gewächs

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 68 12 • 13.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2011 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 42 12 • 12 % alcohol

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2010 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 37 11 • 11.5 % alcohol

17

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2009 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 49 10 • 12 % alcohol

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2008 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 25 09 • 12 % alcohol

14

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2007 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 23 08 • 11.5 % alcohol

14

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2006 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 30 07 • 11.5 % alcohol

13

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2005 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 45 06 • 12 % alcohol

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2004 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 22 05 • 11.5 % alcohol

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2003 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 11 04 • 11.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2002 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 3 03 • 11.5 % alcohol

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

2001 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 22 02 • 11.5 % alcohol

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1998 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 9 99 • 11.5 % alcohol

17

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1997 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 43 97 • 11.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1996 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 37 97 • 11.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1995 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 30 96 • 11.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1994 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 8 95 • 11.5 % alcohol

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1993 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 10 94 • 11.5 % alcohol

15.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1992 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 16 93 • 11.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitedryRiesling

1990 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 3 91 • 11.5 % alcohol

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1983 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Kabinett

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 21 84 • bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

15

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1976 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 34003 5 77 • bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

19

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1964 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling feinste Auslese

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

19

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

Winewhitedry to off-dryRiesling

1953 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Cabinet

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

16

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

Winewhitedry to off-dryRiesling

1949 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Cabinet

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

18.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1947 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

18

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

Winewhitedry to off-dryRiesling

1937 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Cabinet

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

17

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

Winewhitedry to off-dryRiesling

1934 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Cabinet

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

19

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

Winewhitedry to off-dryRiesling

1921 Kiedrich Berg Riesling Cabinet

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

19.5

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1920 Kiedrich Berg Riesling Auslese

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

18

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

1917 Kiedrich Berg Riesling Auslese

Germany

Rheingau • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

bottled under the former name Dr. R. Weil

19

Tasted on 24 August 2018 by Werner Elflein