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Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2004

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2002 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Online/ Layers of sweet mango, pineapple and citrus fruits are beautifully balanced on a razor’s edge of bright acidity. Hints of apricot add complexity to the aromas, while the finish extends for what seems like minutes.

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Region: Germany » Mosel » Graach

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  • 2004

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Winery: S.A. Prüm
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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External Reviews for Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/17/2011

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2002 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Online/ Layers of sweet mango, pineapple and citrus fruits are beautifully balanced on a razor’s edge of bright acidity. Hints of apricot add complexity to the aromas, while the finish extends for what seems like minutes.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Best Wines Tasted in 2005/ Deep gold hued, with intense aromas of tropical fruit and honey and well-balanced acidity, these are legendary wines from an outstanding vintage.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Harvested during deep frost in late November and pressed while still frozen, the natural high concentrated level of sugar and a 17.5% level of acidity meld with finesse. Gorgeous aromas develop in the mouth with hints of peach, pineapple, mango and tropical fruit with citrus overtones. Beautifully structured this golden nectar stand up to foods sweet and savory. The production is small: 330 liters yield a mere 825 375 mL bottles.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
05/04/2013

The Prüm family has roots in Mosel region of Germany that date back as far as 1156, making it one the country’s preeminent winemaking dynasties. The current estate, now a century old and located in Wehlen in the heart of the Mosel, has been under the direction of Raimund Prum since 1971. Under his leadership and the involvement of his daughter Saskia, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings in a range of styles that satisfy and please every palate. Production Area This estate-bottled, single-vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the prestigious Graacher Himmelreich vineyard which is a designated Erste Lage site by the VDP. This vineyard has 60- to 70-year old vines which are ungrafted and reach up to 50’ deep. The icewine comes from the highest part of the vineyard which is cooler and drier. Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification Grapes for this Eiswein were harvested during deep frost, in the early morning hours of January 3, 2004, and pressed while still frozen. The naturally high, concentrated levels of sugar and acidity were carefully preserved during the six week fermentation process. The resulting wine was aged in stainless steel and bottled under natural cork. Color Gold Bouquet Gorgeous aromas of peach, pineapple and mango with citrus and lime overtones Taste Harmonious and beautifully structured, showing concentration and finesse with flavors of grapefruit, stone fruit, honey and flowers. Alcohol 8.5% Serving Suggestions A rare wine to enjoy for sheer pleasure. Also outstanding with a variety of desserts.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Honey and botrytis nose with a very good balance, great acidity and sweetness.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Sweet and bracingly tart at the same time, with racy acidity framing sweet orange and lime flavors. Flourishes of bergamot and cinnamon add complexity on the nose and reprise on the long finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2012

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 2009 - 94 points, Wine Spectator/ Lusciously sweet and creamy, featuring concentrated flavors of glazed citrus, apricot and ripe peach. The long finish is filled with crème brûlée notes and plenty of spice.


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