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Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2011

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The estate is situated at Trier, Germanys oldest city. Trier is located on the Mosel near the Luxembourg and French boarder and was the capital of the northern Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine. The estate has continuously produced renowned wines from vineyards donated to support the school (Gymnasium) established in 1561 by the Jesuits of Tier. One of the notable former students of the Friedrich-Gymnasium was Karl Marx. This estate bottled vintage Riesling, originating from the steep slate slopes of the village of Graach's famous Himmelreich vineyards, one of the estate's oldest sites. Produced from late picked grapes, this wine was fermented and matured in traditional 1000L Fuder oak casks. Vintage: 2004 Grapes: 100% late harvested Estate grown Riesling Region: Mosel Soil: Slate Vineyard: South-west facing Graacher Himmelreich, sloped at about 60 degrees Serve: Chilled on its own or with spicy food , Asian cuisine and grilled prawns with tarragon Taste: Elegantly rich Mosel, subtle yet firm acidity in harmony with pear and apple flavours on the palate and a mouthfilling texture with an edge of spice on the finish.

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External Reviews for Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

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

/ The steep slopes of the Himmelreich provided some wonderful wines in 2005, and Raimund Prum's offering has turned out well. It's a touch more muscular than some vintages, but finely focused, marrying aromas of green apple and crushed stone with flavors of honey, peach and pineapple and ending in a long, mouthwatering finish.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

The estate is situated at Trier, Germany's oldest city. Trier is located on the Mosel near the Luxembourg and French boarder and was the capital of the northern Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine. The estate has continuously produced renowned wines from vineyards donated to support the school (Gymnasium) established in 1561 by the Jesuits of Tier. One of the notable former students of the Friedrich-Gymnasium was Karl Marx. This estate bottled vintage Riesling, originating from the steep slate slopes of the village of Graach's famous Himmelreich vineyards, one of the estate's oldest sites. Produced from late picked grapes, this wine was fermented and matured in traditional 1000L Fuder oak casks. Vintage: 2004 Grapes: 100% late harvested Estate grown Riesling Region: Mosel Soil: Slate Vineyard: South-west facing Graacher Himmelreich, sloped at about 60 degrees Serve: Chilled on its own or with spicy food , Asian cuisine and grilled prawns with tarragon Taste: Elegantly rich Mosel, subtle yet firm acidity in harmony with pear and apple flavours on the palate and a mouthfilling texture with an edge of spice on the finish.


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

Spirits for your Halloween treats/ My favorite with caramel popcorn is the versatile S.A. Prun Riesling Spatlese, mentioned above for Milky Way bars. Popcorn and Prun make an eerily good combination for munching and sipping during a Halloween horror movie.


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

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2007 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator/ Rich and creamy, showing peach and honey notes, with a touch of stone. There's ample structure, with the saline and mineral notes appearing midpalate to the finish.


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

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2010 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ Aromas of citrus blossoms lead to flavors of melon, peach, ginger and apple pastry that are long and lush. An elegant finish of melon and agave nectar lingers with plenty of spice.


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

/ Not all Rieslings are born equal, this one is in a quality of its own. Fresh, crisp, vibrant almost effervescent it has a delicate yet pervasive nose of rose petals and citrus fruit. Fruit-forward, full-bodied it has a high concentration of pear and peach flavors enhanced by an elegant mineral background and excellent acidity.


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

Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2007 - 90 Points, Wine & Spirits/ Succulent flavors of pear and white peach are ripe and full in body, brought into focus by juicy acidity. It remains lively and bright on the persistent finish.


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The estate is situated at Trier, Germanys oldest city. Trier is located on the Mosel near the Luxembourg and French boarder and was the capital of the northern Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine. The estate has continuously produced renowned wines from vineyards donated to support the school (Gymnasium) established in 1561 by the Jesuits of Tier. One of the notable former students of the Friedrich-Gymnasium was Karl Marx. This estate bottled vintage Riesling, originating from the steep slate slopes of the village of Graach's famous Himmelreich vineyards, one of the estate's oldest sites. Produced from late picked grapes, this wine was fermented and matured in traditional 1000L Fuder oak casks. Vintage: 2004 Grapes: 100% late harvested Estate grown Riesling Region: Mosel Soil: Slate Vineyard: South-west facing Graacher Himmelreich, sloped at about 60 degrees Serve: Chilled on its own or with spicy food , Asian cuisine and grilled prawns with tarragon Taste: Elegantly rich Mosel, subtle yet firm acidity in harmony with pear and apple flavours on the palate and a mouthfilling texture with an edge of spice on the finish.

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