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2017 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #9

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95James Suckling

So much gun flint and nutmeg on the nose here, and a garden’s worth of white flowers and herbs. Meanwhile, the palate boasts a serious set of phenolics and impressive depth, married to detailed acidity and introvert limes...

94The Wine Advocate

...deep, clear and flinty on the fascinating, elegant and complex nose. It is lush, precise, piquant and refined on the palate, with more transparency, freshness and crunchy slate minerality...highly stimulating and salty, with concentrated grapefruit aromas. This wine is really enchanting.

94Wine Enthusiast

Pristine aromas of lemon and lime...lip-smackingly sweet, marked by concentrated honeysuckle and hibiscus flavors. Electric grapefruit acidity leads a long pure finish.

93Wine Spectator

Very expressive and open, offering a rich yet zingy framework. This features apricot, lime and candied orange flavors, with a minerally texture and vivid structure. Shows intensity and depth...very graceful. Harmonious from start to long-lasting finish.

92Vinous / IWC

An effusive nose of pineapple, pink grapefruit and cassis wreathed in honeysuckle prepares one for the tang, brightness and inner-mouth perfume delivered on a glossy, subtly creamy, buoyant palate. The stimulatingly sustained finish is at once luscious, bright and transparent to stony underpinnings.

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Light, sponti nose with great finesse of pure fruit... Lovely and pure and distinctive...


Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.