J.J. Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $29.99
Item No. 110788
  • WS91
  • RP90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 9.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This delicate, racy Kabinett combines a characteristic minerality, lightness concurring with tension, a crisp acidity and fine fruit aromas and flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Focused and pure-tasting, this displays a concentrated minerality up front, with well-spiced tangerine and mango flavors. White chocolate notes fill the long finish. Drink now through 2024."
91 Points

"The Prums' 2009 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett is refreshingly and lusciously dominated by lime and grapefruit, dark cherry and blackcurrant. A judicious sense of sweetness allows for the penetration of invigorating, mouth-watering salinity in its finish, and tart notes of citrus zest and berry skin add to the sense of invigoration. Slight hints of fermentative afterbirth are inoffensive. I'd feel free to follow this delicate delight for at least 15 years. "
90 Points

Learn About J.J. Prum Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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