2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Sinewy and lithe, with tightly packed flavors of peach, apricot and mango, which are accented by minerally, herbal notes. The racy finish packs plenty of punch. Drink now through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Prum 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett features grapefruit and cassis with the bitterness of grapefruit rind as well as hints of stone and salt offering counterpoint. This displays marginally less juiciness (especially in its finish) or sense of lift than the corresponding Badstube or Sonnenuhr Kabinetts, but still refreshing, satisfyingly ripe, and well-balanced. Manfred Prum opines that this is suffering more from bottling than most of his other young 2009s, pointing out that usually Himmelreich is earliest to recover. I would expect this wine to follow a strong track record and thrive for at least 12-15 years.
Not until the end of October was this actually finally picked. The extended hang time really comes through too! Light in body but very perfumed with nice ripeness on the palate. Fantastic mouth watering acidity, white stone fruits and crisp citrus make for an absolute charmer.