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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 2006
J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 2006
(search item no. 94304)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $43.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very rich, but at the same time well-structured and not at all "fat". Very good interplay between floral flavors, mineral acidity and citrus aromas.

This Auslese is still less developed compared to the Spätlese, but will improve remarkably when opening further in the course of the next years. Great aging potential.

Serve this refreshing wine slightly chilled, as an apéritif or, especially when more mature, in combination with seafood and poultry, but also red meat and even fresh fruits. It is also an exciting match for Western style or Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine.

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About JJ Prum:

For centuries the Prüm family has called the village of Wehlen home. The 33.5 acre estate consists of nearly 70% ungrafted vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube, and Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen. Average annual production is 13,000 cases. The harvest at J.J. Prüm is always extremely late, and the wines are very long-lived.