2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bearing a strong family resemblance to the corresponding Kabinett, the Prum 2007 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese is redolent of cherry, pear, lime, and mint; is satiny yet refreshing; palate-saturating yet almost weightless; and finishes with infectious fruit intensity, pungently zesty citricity, and mysterious peaty, saline, savory, faintly animal nuances. Like the other Spatlese bottlings in this collection, this should perform admirably for at least a quarter century.
There's good intensity, yet this comes off as a little on the light side in terms of flavor. Peach, lime and slate notes mingle on the gossamer texture, and this lingers nicely. Drink now through 2028.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Fresh bouquet of bosc pear and acacia blossom. The palate offers a delicate sweetness, with an attractive interplay of apricot and saline soil tones. This rich spatlese finishes with lipsmacking elegance.
The wines of Joh. Jos. Prüm are notable for their incredible longevity and this elegant, classic spätlese is sure to fulfill that promise in spades. Wonderfully floral, with sweet herb and stone fruit aromas and a great acidic kick on the palate, delivering more fruit and lovely minerality that lingers on the finish.