2012 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

Year: 2012
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 9.0%
Price :
$36.95

"A rich, minerally style, with loads of crunchy apple, ripe citrus and savory herbal flavors that are enhanced by lively acidity. Well-sculpted, offering a finish that echoes with clove and allspice details. Drink now through 2038. –KM" (WS)

"The 2012 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese (AP #03 14) starts clear, ripe and flinty on the nose and reveals a very pure but concentrated and intense bouquet with crushed black chocolate aromas, lemon and grapefruit flavors. Sweet, piquant and juicy on the palate, this is a very elegant mouthful of wine with good expression and complexity and a fresh and salty finish. Its aging potential is terrific. If you like your Spätlese rather lean, fresh and piquant you should definitely try this Himmelreich." (WA)

"Apricot pit, lime zest and clove on the nose. The delicate nectarine fruit and creamy texture is held aloft by nutmeg and mineral salts. An element of slate provides spice on the enticing finish of this bright, lively wine." (VM)

"A dusting of crushed slate accents pretty blossom and peach notes on the nose of this elegant yet remarkably powerful Riesling. It's delicately textured, but accumulates rich, ripe, juicy stone fruit and melon flavors as it extends through the palate. Honey and lemon make the finish endlessly lip-smacking." (WE)