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J.J. Prüm Kabinett Bernkasteler 2009

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"The Prum 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett features grapefruit and cassis with the bitterness of grapefruit rind as well as hints of stone and salt offering counterpoint. This displays marginally less juiciness (especially in its finish) or sense of lift than the corresponding Badstube or Sonnenuhr Kabinetts, but still refreshing, satisfyingly ripe, and well-balanced. Manfred Prum opines that this is suffering more from bottling than most of his other young 2009s, pointing out that usually Himmelreich is earliest to recover. I would expect this wine to follow a strong track record and thrive for at least 12-15 years. " WA 12/10

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Joh. Jos. Prüm:
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and G... Read more
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Graacher Himmelreich, in terms of both quantity and quality for the winery. Seventy percent of the vines are ungrafted. Depending on the vintage, the average annual production is 10,000 to 13,000 cases of wine. Stuart Pigott says of J.J. Prum that "since the early 1920's its wines have been among Germany’s best Rieslings with the Mosel’s vivacious aroma and racy elegance in its highest form". Wine writer Stephen Brook says that "The wines, whether a modest Kabinett or an opulent Beerenauslese, are the epitome of filigree elegance: light in body but intense in flavour, exquisitely balanced and precisely tuned, and capable of the most extra-ordinary longevity".  Read less

External Reviews for J.J. Prüm Kabinett Bernkasteler

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
01/02/2011

A wine with a long life ahead of it from an excellent vineyard, producer, and vintage. This extremely famous estate comprises 33 acres of mostly ungrafted vines. They harvest very late, a risky practice but one that can have fabulous results.



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"The Prum 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett features grapefruit and cassis with the bitterness of grapefruit rind as well as hints of stone and salt offering counterpoint. This displays marginally less juiciness (especially in its finish) or sense of lift than the corresponding Badstube or Sonnenuhr Kabinetts, but still refreshing, satisfyingly ripe, and well-balanced. Manfred Prum opines that this is suffering more from bottling than most of his other young 2009s, pointing out that usually Himmelreich is earliest to recover. I would expect this wine to follow a strong track record and thrive for at least 12-15 years. " WA 12/10

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