Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Spätlese
    JJ Prüm

    Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Spätlese,

    Destination

    vintage

    JJ Prüm, Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Spätlese, 2022

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    JJ Prüm, Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Spätlese, 2022

    Such a nimble, energetic Spätlese betraying lively notes of green apple, white peach, bramble and crystalline honey; it is subtle, juicy and tight knit. Superb delineation and an irresistible energy – it’s already a thrill to taste.

    ABV:
    8%
    93/100
    Anne Krebiehl, Vinous
    The 2022 Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is rather closed. Distant fruit appears as though behind glass where you can see but not touch. The palate is a juicy, rounded but tingling picture of tangerine. Aromatic, deliciously tart but wonderfully ripe, with that scented, balancing, zesty tang of tangerine peel. The 2022 shows poised balance, sweetness, extended, aromatic length and real elegance. (Medium)
    Date Reviewed:
    10/2023

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    country:
    Germany
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    JJ Prüm

    JJ Prüm

    Joh. Jos Prüm is one of the Mosel’s, if not the whole of Germany’s, most revered and respected Estates. For many years run by the inimitable Manfred Prüm, it is his daughter Katharina who is now at the helm, with Manfred making only the occasional appearance in the tasting room. This is a staunchly traditional address, and amongst the most enigmatic as no-one has yet made it down to the mysterious cellars. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen the Prüms own a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel’s top vineyards. Its steep south-facing dark slate slopes tend to result in deeply flavoured, mineral yet rich and smoky wines. In addition, they manipulate some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces animated and engaging wines, with fresh acidities and plenty of energy. It is a vineyard that can excel in warmer years. There are also vines in Zeltingen Sonnenuhr and Bernkastler Lay that tend to produce one or two expressions each year. These are unashamedly classic examples of Mosel Riesling, exciting and long-lived wines produced predominantly in stainless tanks to avoid the addition of too much sulphur. They are bottled later than most Mosel and often take a few years in bottle before showing the true character, but patience will be rewarded! Old bottles from this estate are much sought after…

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