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Joh Jos Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 2009

This resonant wines has everything we look for in an Auslese. It has a sublime intensity, great depth of exotic fruit, yet somehow remains feather-light and extremely bright and fresh. The vineyard‘s minerality is palpable while the balance is remarkable. 8% alc/vol.

The Prüm 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese mingles spiced apple, papaya, pink grapefruit, cassis, and white raisin in a lush, creamily-textured, pungently botrytis-tinged performance full-throated from nose through peacock’s finishing flourish, and hard to beat for sheer diversity and audacity of fruit. If you’re looking for nuance of for characteristics that might be described as in any sense “mineral,” then perhaps in a dozen years you’ll find them here, otherwise search elsewhere. But in reality this is a wine that deserves a long time in the cellar and is apt to retain and add to its present virtues over a 30 year period. 92 Points. David Schildknecht, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 192.

Vivid and pure-tasting, with a well-structured array of mineral, peach, citrus and savory spice notes that are tightly wound. Still, this is quite airy, especially on the impeccable finish of lime and nectarine. Best from 2015 through 2038. 95 Points. Wine Spectator, April 2011