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Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich 1997

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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

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Snooth User: jaye
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4.00 5
08/08/2007

Sweet -- yet not cloyingly. Just the right amount of mouth tingle. This was enjoyed along with some strongly flavored hors-doevres (roquefert cheese, tapenade, etc.) and was exactly the right match to cut the richness and act as lovely pallete cleanser in between various tastes. [91]


External Reviews for Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A delicious white, full of apple pie, spice and peach aromas and flavors accented by lime and mineral, all on a racy structure. Shows excellent focus and intensity, a succulent texture and a long finish. Best from 2000 through 2008.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Delicate scents of fresh apple, apple jelly, honey and vanilla. Again, this is feather-light in the mouth, yet has wonderful reach and penetration of baked apple, nut oil, marzipan, slate and vanilla flavors. Really finely balanced, this shows a lot less overt sweetness than the typical young Prum Spatlese.



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