Wine Spectator 92, Wine Advocate 90+
Joh. Jos. Prum Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett is a beautiful dry Riesling from this world-renowned producer in the Mosel region of Germany. From Johann Josef to Sebastian to Manfred-and now, to Katharina-the hereditary line of Prüms at this estate is straight and strong. Why is J.J. Prüm still the most famous name in German wine after a hundred years? Partly because their light and racy wines epitomize the region, partly because they possess several incredible vineyard sites and an extraordinary percentage of ungrafted vines within them, which links them to an historic era of German winegrowing. They are simply the quintessential Mosel estate and the benchmark for all German wine.
Graacher Himmelreich: very deep soils (great water maintenance); weathered Devon slate with higher clay content and pockets of blue slate. Wines are usually approachable sooner than Sonnenuhr.
"The 2014 Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett is clear and smoky on the quite intense nose, and offers some vegetal aromas. Full-bodied and intense, with juicy fruitiness, this wine is still very young but expressive and compact in its structured and piquant, if not racy in its acidity style. The finish is complex and long. It is very promising, but needs to age some years. Drink 2019-2034."-Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, 90+ points!
"A racy and intense white, showing white berry, apple and lemon-lime flavors, with fresh minerality. Rich notes of rose petal, dried mint and chamomile emerge on the crunchy finish."-KM, Wine Spectator 92 points
Enjoy Joh. Jos. Prum Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett over the next 15-18 years. From spicy Asian cuisine to tangy Arab cuisine to fine young raw milk cheeses, it can create plenty of suspense as an accompaniment.