2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese (Previously $44)
Wine & Spirits
At this stage, this feels much more open and generous than its Sonnenuhr counterpart, showing bright, floral flavors of tangerine and white peach. Its bold, rounded depth of fruit reveals more nuance and complexity the longer this sits in the glass, and it should feel even more focused and complete in a few years, after shedding its initial puppy fat.
Very delicate, precise and detailed. Violet, slate and peach aromas are followed by mint and peach flavors, with an ever-present back note of mineral. There's wonderful harmony and balance. Drink now through 2028.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Prums’ 2007 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese represents another intensification of the corresponding Kabinett. Lemon, apple, blackcurrant, peach, honeysuckle, mint, and narcissus inform the nose and palate. An invigorating alliance of citrus, apply tartness, crushed stone, and salty minerality carries into a generous, irresistible finish. Here is the epitome of delicacy and transparency in Mosel Riesling. While might be a sense in which this is marginally less profound than its fellow Prum Spatlesen, that does not make it any less delicious. Moreover, the record is clear that wines from Himmelreich are among the longest-lived and ultimately most profound of any from this address. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Green apple, lemon oil and clover on the nose. Light and lively yet velvety on the palate. Rose petal and saline minerality mingle on the crisp, well-balanced, lipsmacking finish, which is long and elegant.
The '07 Prüm Himmelreich Spätlese is a bit more revealing aromatically than its Kabinett counterpart. Full of apricot and peach fruit on the palate with mineral overtones and compact structure, this is a nimble, broader style than the Sonnenuhr Spätlese and more immediately approachable.