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2016 Joh Jos Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Riesling


Our Price: $89.99 / bottle (RRP: $100.00 ) Case: 1 x 750ml

'This is a serious and complex Auslese of great class. Highly recommended.'
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  • So what is the secret to the quality of the J.J. Prüm wines? The answer, as always, lies mostly in the vineyards, backed up by winemaking of the highest order. Great sites, old vines, the lowest yields, very late harvesting and selection of only the best berries. In the winery the winemaking is as natural as possible with as little intervention as possible. The wines typically need several years to start showing their best and can live and develop for decades. Generally speaking, the later the harvest, the longer the wine can live, so Spatlese is more age worthy than Kabinett, Auslese more so than Spatlese, and so on.


    Graacher Himmelreich directly borders the southern edge of the famous Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard. The wines from this site often often challenge those from its more famous neighbor, especially in hot, dry years. Graacher wines  attract with their racy acidity, a pronounced minerality (that reminds of crushed rock) and slightly different fruit aromas and flavours (more in the citrus spectrum). Often, the wines become accessible slightly earlier than the Wehlener Sonnenuhr and are deliciously mouth-watering when young. Looking at the vineyard conditions, the hill faces slightly more westwards than the  Wehlener Sonnenuhr , i.e. it has a more south-west exposure, it is a little less steep and has deeper soils which act as excellent water reservoirs.


    'The 2016 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese shows very fine botrytis and orange tea character on the delicate and nicely concentrated nose. Very elegant, piquant and lush on the palate, with mineral expression, refreshment and persistent structure, this is a serious and complex Auslese of great class. Highly recommended.'
    95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    'A rich and delicate Auslese with plenty of depth, but a light touch at the long graceful finish. Drink or hold. This is a wine that has a couple of decades ahead of it.'

    93 Points - JamesSuckling.com

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