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2005 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm   details
Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer - Germany
Type: white
Varietal: Riesling
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$35.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: September 18, 2011 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "Silky and suave, with violet, lime, mineral and scallion aromas and flavors, this is concentrated and graceful. It’s unevolved today, needing a year or so to open up, but will develop well. Fine class and harmony. Best from 2008 through 2025. From Germany.—B.S." According to Claude Kolm in the Fine Wine Review: "And so we come to what Stuart Pigott has justly called the world's greatest white wine estate. Dr. Manfred Prüm is now assisted by his talented daughter Katharina who, like him, is a lawyer. Dr. Manfred Prüm thinks of his 2005s as a combination of 2004 and 2003, more classic than 2003, and richer than 2004. The harvest here was early, beginning on 6 October, and finished rapidly, contrary to the usual practice of waiting and harvesting late for the top wines... The Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese has spiced apple aromas with spiciness in the mouth, lots of minerality, some apple and pear flavors, succulence, and depth." (#113, November 2006)" " Best 2008-2022
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