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Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Germany Mosel Saar Ruwer Mittel Mosel Graach 2008

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Extremely bright in aroma as well as palate impression, the Prums' 2008 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett is dominated by lemon and grapefruit, with village typical cherry and cassis manifesting themselves as an invigorating chew of fruit skin that is delightfully complimented by estate-typical impingement of CO2. Lush yet light, this finishes with not only blazing brightness but a cress-like pungency and strikingly intense salinity and suggestions of wet stone, making your palate stand to attention, wide awake! Plan on following it for a couple of decades, although, unlike many Joh. Jos. Prum wines, I find it (and many of the estate's 2008s) downright irresistible already.

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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 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Germany Mosel Saar Ruwer Mittel Mosel Graach

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Ein sinnliches Fruchtelixier in der Nase, geht schon stark in Richtung Tropenfrucht, Ananas, Mango, Papaya, da ist auch schon ganz zart ein Hauch sehr saubere Botrytis im Spiel sowie eine erfrischende Spur Minze. Der Duft ist von zauberhafter Schönheit. Was für ein raffinierter Wein am Gaumen, wirkt im Antrunk wunderbar weich und zartschmelzend, um dann aber gleich auch seine rassige Struktur in den Mittelpunkt zu stellen, was für ein traumhaftes Trinkerlebnis, irgendwie sehe ich wieder diesen imposanten Berg vor mir, wo dieser sensationelle Wein gewachsen ist, dieser verwitterte Schiefer, wo der Wein seine Mineralität hernimmt, nur so lässt sich dieses Naturereignis erklären, das auch im Glas stattfindet.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/21/2010

Pungent suggestions of thyme and lavender join more typical apple blossom and heliotrope, apple and vanilla in the nose of the Joh. Jos. Prum 2008 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. There is a bit of a veil of CO2, yeast, and sulfur shrouding the ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

An elegant white thats packed with slate, vanilla, lime and apple aromas and flavors. A touch reduced in aroma, but lively and intense, with a lip-smacking finish. Best from 2012 through 2024. 1,500 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Feine, glasklare, präzise Frucht, Aprikose, Pfirsich, dazu ein Hauch Tropenfrucht, feine Würze. Ein Knaller am Gaumen da ist pure Rasse, aber auch Fülle und eine sinnliche Aromatik, sehr klassischer, absolut perfekter sinnlicher Kabinett, das ist Trinkvergnügen vom Feinsten, wow, ist das ein herrlicher Wein, was will man viel mehr sagen als: der ist schlicht und einfach unendlich gut.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Prum, Joh Jos Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Der Duft ist vor allem auf traumhafte Zitrusfrucht gebaut, dazu aussergewöhnlich viel Würze und wiederum eine traumhafte Mineralität, die der Jahrgang 2008 besonders schön zum Ausdruck bringt. Ein Kraftbündel am Gaumen, was für ein köstliches Fruchtpaket, voller Rasse, aber auch mit cremigem Schmelz. Der Wein vibriert, der berührt, das ist die pure Sinnlichkeit, eine Auslese von strahlender Klarheit, wie aus dem Bilderbuch.


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Extremely bright in aroma as well as palate impression, the Prums' 2008 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett is dominated by lemon and grapefruit, with village typical cherry and cassis manifesting themselves as an invigorating chew of fruit skin that is delightfully complimented by estate-typical impingement of CO2. Lush yet light, this finishes with not only blazing brightness but a cress-like pungency and strikingly intense salinity and suggestions of wet stone, making your palate stand to attention, wide awake! Plan on following it for a couple of decades, although, unlike many Joh. Jos. Prum wines, I find it (and many of the estate's 2008s) downright irresistible already.

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