Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 17 JJ9-16

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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94pts Wine Spectator– 2017 vintage

FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
An unctuous, concentrated auslese, fueled by a slight fizz and prominent acidity. Very vibrant, but also expressive and rich, gaining extra dimension from minerally accents to the honeyed apricot flavors. Tempting now, but this will only get better. Drink now through 2040. 120 cases made. — AZ

95pts Wine Enthusiast– 2017 vintage

FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Cellar Selection: Spicy, smoky earth tones and shards of slate juxtapose decadent sweet grapefruit and yellow cherry in this complex auslese. It’s light as a feather yet unctuously ripe and rich with a reverberating fringe of bitter chestnut skin. A bit tight now but it should reveal stunning layers of fruit and earth from now–2040.

96pts Wine Enthusiast– 2017 vintage

FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE – 96 POINTS
The 2017 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese is coolish, bright and fresh on the still-reductive but attractive nose with its fine Riesling and slate aromas. The wine is salty-piquant and terribly fresh on the palate, with very fine Riesling and crispy-salty slate expressions.

This Auslese is highly refined, crystalline and more intellectual compared to the Badstube, but hedonists would take it as well. A gorgeous, highly digestible Auslese. Tasted in March 2019.

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