Prüm/JJ Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich 2018 375ml

Riesling from Mosel, Germany
JS 96
WA 95
V 93
7.5% ABV
Item # 338010

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96 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Very rich with plenty of exotic fruit, this generous wine miraculously remains very clean, thanks to the lively acidity and the bright yellow-grapefruit and pineapple character at the very long finish. Drink or hold. (9/16/20)"

95+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese is still discreet but deep and vegetal on the coolish and still slightly reductive nose that opens up slowly with aeration. There is an expressive slate character here and coolish precision in terms of fruit flavors. Classy on the first palate, this is a crystalline, elegant and piquant, vital and crunchy Auslese that dinks quite well even in its youth. Based on the wine's density and piquancy, however, I recommend to cellar it for at least a decade. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. Drink: 2030-2060. (Oct 2020)"

93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "To my surprise, this delivered more effusive as well as decadent floral perfume than many a non-Himmelreich Prüm 2018, along with less of the citricity that I associate with this site. No doubt partly in consequence of those factors, there is a stronger sense of sheer sweetness here than in the other Auslesen of this collection. But of course, it is very early days for assessing a Prüm Himmelreich Auslese, that description being among those most consistently associated with ageworthiness on the Mosel. Scents and palate presence of fading lily blossom, Golden Delicious apple essence, overripe quince and Persian melon combine for a decadently heady and rich performance, with a glossy, creamy texture and prominent sweetness managing to avoid heaviness or stickiness en route to a caressingly and envelopingly lingering finish. Drink: 2024-2048. (Aug 2020)"
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96 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Very rich with plenty of exotic fruit, this generous wine miraculously remains very clean, thanks to the lively acidity and the bright yellow-grapefruit and pineapple character at the very long finish. Drink or hold. (9/16/20)"

95+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese is still discreet but deep and vegetal on the coolish and still slightly reductive nose that opens up slowly with aeration. There is an expressive slate character here and coolish precision in terms of fruit flavors. Classy on the first palate, this is a crystalline, elegant and piquant, vital and crunchy Auslese that dinks quite well even in its youth. Based on the wine's density and piquancy, however, I recommend to cellar it for at least a decade. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. Drink: 2030-2060. (Oct 2020)"

93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "To my surprise, this delivered more effusive as well as decadent floral perfume than many a non-Himmelreich Prüm 2018, along with less of the citricity that I associate with this site. No doubt partly in consequence of those factors, there is a stronger sense of sheer sweetness here than in the other Auslesen of this collection. But of course, it is very early days for assessing a Prüm Himmelreich Auslese, that description being among those most consistently associated with ageworthiness on the Mosel. Scents and palate presence of fading lily blossom, Golden Delicious apple essence, overripe quince and Persian melon combine for a decadently heady and rich performance, with a glossy, creamy texture and prominent sweetness managing to avoid heaviness or stickiness en route to a caressingly and envelopingly lingering finish. Drink: 2024-2048. (Aug 2020)"
Product SKU 338010
Producer Prüm/JJ
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Varietal Riesling
Designation Auslese
Vintage 2018
Size 375ml
Color White
ABV 7.5%
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