This vibrant, elegant and classical Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese shows an appealing interplay between a pronounced minerality, crisp acidity and fine fruit aromas and flavours. More ageing will result into even more harmony and finesse.
Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese JJ6-16 2018
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94pts Wine Enthusiast– 2017 vintage
FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Editors’ Choice: 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.
93+pts Wine Advocate– 2018 vintage
The 2018 Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese is discreet yet deep and complex on the elegant and spicy nose that exhibits very fine stone fruit aromas. Round, lush and piquant on the palate, this is a crystalline, piquant, persistently salty and stimulating Himmelreich with fine tannins on the finish that add grip and a very light, food-friendly astringency that moderates away the sweetness.
Still young, this is a Spatlese to serve with food in 10-15 years. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.
93pts Wine Spectator– 2018 vintage
FOR THE 2018 VINTAGE
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. 150 cases imported.