2019 JOH. JOS. PRÜM RIESLING

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“...2019 vintage is being described as the best vintage for German riesling in a long time, 19 Prüm's are exquisitely balanced and precisely tuned, and have the longevity for the cellar...”

 

The Mosel River Valley is probably the most famous and arguably the most pedigreed wine region of Germany. All of the vineyards of J.J. Prüm are located within this prestigious strip. A favourite with all wine lovers in general,  the name J.J. Prüm is synonymous with winemaking of the highest order. Historic sites, old vines, late harvesting and the selection of only the best quality berries each vintage. 

With 2019 being upheld as one of the best vintages in a decade, make sure you don't miss out on picking up some of the best Prüm wines in recent memory. 

“To sum up the prospects of the 2019 [German] vintage in a nutshell, it could become the vintage of the century. No, honestly!” Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com

We were very fortunate to taste these 2019 wines recently along with Katharina Prum (via Zoom) and can ascertain the exceptional quality of the wines at all Prädikat levels. 

We have limited quantities of the below wines but hope to satisfy any requests.

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett - $82
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett - $98
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese - $101
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese - $117
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese - $146
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GOLDKAPSEL - $274

Please send us your wishlist to sales@citywineshop.net.au and we’ll be in touch to confirm.

 

Joh Jos Prüm Kabinett 

  

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Offer $82

The wines of Gaacher Himmelreich often challenge those from Wehlener Sonnenuhr, frequently in hot, dry years. Presenting a pronounced minerality, tight - athletic acidity, with delicate stone fruit and white florals on the nose. Looking at the vineyard conditions, the hill faces slightly more westwards than the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, providing a more south-west exposure, it is a little less inclined and has deeper soils comprised of deep weathered Devonian slate. 

"The 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett is precise and flinty on the coolish, herbal and serious nose. Round and juicy on the palate, this is a very intense, sweet and quite powerful yet structured and grippy Kabinett with piquant acidity and good tension." - 94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

  

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 

Offer $98

The great Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard that is Prüm's most famous. This site lies opposite the village of Wehlen on a very steep, south-west facing slope between the Graach and Zeltingen vineyards. Mostly planted to to ungrafted vines - on top of a thin topsoil over Devonian slate (Some areas of the vineyard have vines growing out of pure rock) The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr generally possess excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavours, a fine minerality and great depth and length. The 2019 vintage shows the retention of these hallmarks - bright acid, attractive green apple with licks of spice on the nose. The finish long, clean and engaging. 

“The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a clear and delicate bouquet of very fine slate and bright, perfectly ripe fruit aromas. Round and piquant on the palate, this is another filigreed and crystalline Kabinett with an intense, compact and very promising finish. The sweetness is delicate and well-countered by the mineral grip and salinity.” 94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

We also have some limited quantities of the re-release of the 2018 vintage Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett. Another great vintage for Mosel. Same Price - Get in quick!

 

 Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Spatlese 

  

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 

Offer $101

Powerfully floral, with notes of lavender, lime cordial and a cool minerality. Red apple flavours, chalky texture and lean - upright acid wrap together for an intense palate. Given time this wine will unravel and show a unique finesse, definite good cellar potential.

"The 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is coolish and flinty on the slate-dominated nose that reveals an intense but herbal and terroir-driven bouquet. Sweet and finessed on the palate, this is a crystalline, elegant and salty-piquant Spätlese with a still astringently mineral finish. Tasted at the domain in September 2020." 94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

  

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Offer $117

Glorious lift of lime zest, a hint of blackberry, complimented by a faint note of smokiness - attractive glimmers of lavender, plum, fennel and yellow peach all intertwine into a clear trajectory; its is here that the intensity of the nose moves forward to a luscious and concentrated palate with great length. Completely satisfying and consistently engaging.

"The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese is very clear and spicy on the concentrated, intensely aromatic and flinty/stony nose. Highly delicate and filigreed on the palate, this is a persistently salty and finely grippy Sonnenuhr Spätlese with great balance, finesse and mouthwatering astringency. Excellent. Tasted at the domain in September 2020." 95 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Auslese

  

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 

Offer $146

The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is looking energetic and thoroughly persistent. Mango, candied orange peel, spice and licks of blackberry on the nose. Lively acidity is seamlessly interweaved with a smooth, creamy palate. There's weight in the fruit which isn't forced or overpowered, still maintaining a vibrant freshness. We cant wait to see this in 10+ years. 

"The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is deep and intense on the nicely reductive yet concentrated and spicy-mineral nose that reveals a flinty/crunchy slate aroma with generous but elegant and refined fruit and subtle grapefruit aromas. On the palate, this Auslese displays a fine raisin aroma of perfectly ripe and overripe Riesling grapes, whereas the textured is highly finessed and beautifully balanced. This is impossible to spit, as the crystalline acidity is so delicate and interwoven with the fruit and texture of this persistently salty beauty." 97 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

  

 2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GOLDKAPSEL

 Offer $274

These extraordinary, botrytis affected wines can live and evolve for an age. Prum's 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Goldkap Auslese is no different. Stronger, hand selected grapes containing higher concentrated juice are used for the Goldkapsel cuvees. Multi-layered and deeply complex notes of yellow stone fruit, spice and honeyed florals. The palate proves delicately creamy and just a touch decadent. Zippy acid plays off this, leading to a long complex finish. Approachable and brilliant now, with time - this will be a stunning GK Auslese. 

“The 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (Gold Capsule) offers a concentrated and spicy bouquet with notes of tea and lemon chutney. Round and refined on the palate, this is a highly elegant and salty-piquant Auslese with delicate grip and very fine concentration. It tastes concentrated but not that sweet and enormously piquant and salty.” 96+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

  

 

We have limited quantities of these wines but hope to satisfy any requests.

2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett - $82
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett - $98
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese - $101
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese - $117
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese - $146
2019 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GOLDKAPSEL - $274

Please send us your wishlist to sales@citywineshop.net.au and we’ll be in touch to confirm.

 

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