Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich 2009
This classical Graacher Himmelreich Auslese is an excellent example of an elegant Mosel Riesling Auslese. It shows a fascinating interplay between crispy fruit aromas and flavors, an expressive minerality and a fine acidity. This wine has a long ageing potential and will develop even more harmony and finesse in the years to come.
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Vivid and pure-tasting, with a well-structured array of minerals, peach, citrus and savory spice notes that are tightly wound. Still, this is quite airy, especially on the impeccable finish of lime and nectarine. Best from 2015 through 2038.
Seamless from start to finish. Aromas of rose, slate and smoke segue into lime and peach flavors in this elegant, stately white. Crisp and transparent, with precise balance and a classic Mosel profile. Has a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2035.
The Prum 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese mingles spiced apple, papaya, pink grapefruit, cassis, and white raisin in a lush, creamily-textured, pungently botrytis-tinged performance full-throated from nose through peacockandrsquo;s finishing flourish, and hard to beat for sheer diversity and audacity of fruit. If youandrsquo;re looking for nuance of for characteristics that might be described as in any sense andldquo;mineral,andrdquo; then perhaps in a dozen years youandrsquo;ll find them here, otherwise search elsewhere. But in reality this is a wine that deserves a long time in the cellar and is apt to retain and add to its present virtues over a 30 year period.
Rather like apple sauce powdered with cinnamon. Creamy and mouthfilling without being the least bit heavy. Ethereal finish of apple blossom and vanillin.
While Prüm is renowned for his wines from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, this Auslese demonstrated that the wines from the neighboring vineyard of Graacher Himmelreich can be equally as refined. This is creamy in texture and tone, its plush flavors of apricot and white peach backed by a savory minerality. The firm acidity keeps it feeling racy and fresh, with an intensely slatey minerality turning more prominent on the finish.
Pale golden yellow. Fine bouquet of blackcurrant, tropical fruits and sweet herbs. Pure, rich and complex on the palate, with subtle nut oil and brown spice notes keeping the creamy custard-like flavor bright and ethereal. Unctuous yet lively, with a long, complex finish.
Teriffic auslese. Pure, vibrant and elegant, with a panoply of peach, lime and slate aromas and flavors matched to a seamless frame. Lovely aftertaste of baked apple and vanilla. Drink now through 2025.
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