Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020

Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020

 

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Joh Jos Prüm
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Germany
  • Region : Mosel
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Fruity Off-Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 8,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

Soft yellow fruits compete with delicate herbs and complex minerals, with mango, yellow peach, and citrus zest set on beautifully ripe acidity.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2019
JS James Suckling 95 2018
WS Wine Spectator 93 2018
WE Wine Enthusiast 94 2017
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings

This is really quite an intense Spätlese yet retains a feather light quality, such is the wonderful balance and vitality of the wine.

A vibrant and lovely combination of intensity, minerals and deftness.

Manfred is certainly one of the world's more eccentric wine producers and a tasting in his drawing room with him is always enjoyable and entertaining. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen he owns 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, he manipulates some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces engaging wines with fresh acidities that are… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2019)
The 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is coolish and flinty on the slate-dominated nose that reveals an intense but herbal and terroir-driven bouquet. Sweet and finessed on the palate, this is a crystalline, elegant and salty-piquant Spätlese with a still astringently mineral finish.Rating: 94+

James Suckling (JS) : 95 Points (2018)
All the ripeness of this very warm vintage, married to wonderful freshness that gives this the light-footedness of a great dancer. Mostly white fruit, but just a hint of fresh pineapple. Long, silky finish. Drink or hold

Wine Spectator (WS) : 93 Points (2018)
This has all of the elements of a great spätlese, with pronounced acidity supporting the ripe peach, yellow apple, mango and spruce flavors, while hints of vanilla and piecrust add to the complexity. Still a bit intense, but this should develop beautifully with age, allowing the minerality to become more prominent. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 94 Points (2017)
Pristine aromas of lemon and lime introduce this crystalline spätlese. It’s lip-smackingly sweet, marked by concentrated honeysuckle and hibiscus flavors. Electric grapefruit acidity leads a long pure finish. Delicious already, it will only improve through 2030, and likely hold much further. *Editors’ Choice* (AI) (4/2019)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2016)
Despite a faintly cheesy, reductive “Mosel stink,” fresh apple and pineapple project a penetratingly fragrant as well as tangy personality to this polished, glossy, buoyant bottling. For now, it lacks the clarity, precision or interest of the corresponding Kabinett, but it’s obviously early days, especially in consideration of the glacial pace at which Prüm wines often evolve. Certainly, though, there is admirable and refreshing sheer length.(DS) (1/2018)

Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2020
Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2020
Joh Jos Prüm
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2020
RP
94
JS
94
WE
93
While initially quite closed on nose this is actually more plump with fruit than the Bernkastler tasted before; notes of marmalade, pink grapefruit, the noble bitterness of meadow herbs and sage.…
39,90 €
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Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2020
Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2020
Joh Jos Prüm
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2020
RP
97
JS
99
JS
97
Wehlen's great Sonnenuhr vineyard is known for producing some of the Mosel's most refined and elegant wines, struck through with fine grey slate minerality.
59,90 €
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Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2020
Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2020
Joh Jos Prüm
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2020
RP
95
JS
96
WS
93
As is so often the case the poor soils and high slate content of the Sonnenuhr vineyard are immediately on show on the cool, slatey, reserved nose. The palate too is…
48,90 €
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Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2020
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Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2020 Reviewed by Robert Parker 25-11-2021 . Score: 4.5