2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Gold Capsule Auslese

SKU #1114096 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark So lusciously ripe, with notes of mango and guava, this is an explosion of sweet fruit, honey and flowers. Searing citrus acidity cuts through the palate, highlighting layers of crushed stone and tea leaf that add complexity. It's so exquisitely delicate, but lingers endlessly on the finish. (AI) Inner quote mark (2/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Pale golden yellow. Candied apricot, clove, nut oil and a touch of smoky botrytis on the nose. Creamy, tropical fruit flavors are nicely accented by salty minerality. This impressively rich auslese boasts a compelling finish animated by lemon curd and slate. Inner quote mark (2/2013)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Pale golden yellow. Candied apricot, clove, nut oil and a touch of smoky botrytis on the nose. Creamy, tropical fruit flavors are nicely accented by salty minerality. This impressively rich auslese boasts a compelling finish animated by lemon curd and slate. (JBP) Inner quote mark (1/2013)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Candied, spiced apple and overripe Persian melon dominate the Prum 2011 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese gold capsule, with honeyed impingement both aromatically and on the palate reinforcing the sense of relative opacity and rounded richness that the other Graachers in this year’s collection displayed. Here the sense of delicacy is nearly weightless; intriguing and enticing notes of liquid peony and lily enter the picture mid-palate after the wine takes on air; and for all of the botrytization in effect, there is a welcome retention of primary juiciness, spurring a lusciously long finish. Look for four decades or more of luxuriant satisfaction. Inner quote mark (4/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Exhibits concentrated ripe peach and apricot flavors, with hints of chamomile and allspice. Intensely fruity midpalate, showing touches of elegance on the long, rich finish that features pastry and butter accents. Drink now through 2040. Inner quote mark (4/2013)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Cask sample. Smells so young! Herbs and citrus and reductive and a slight pear aroma of fermentation still. Rich and creamy texture - cool, dense and full of energy even with this level of sweetness. A complete baby but with a great future. Rich orange and apricot aftertaste with a touch of spice. Inner quote mark (7/2012)

K&L Notes

92pts Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 19 12. The 2011er Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GK offers a comparatively rich and ripe nose of apple puree, pear, candied grapefruit, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger cake, and licorice. The wine reveals plenty of fruity and exotic elements (mango, roasted pineapple, date) underlined by honeyed elements on the still rather sweet tasting palate. It leaves one with a delicately long and well delineated feel in the finish. Although this Auslese does not exhibit the telltale freshness and lightness of the Estate, it remains a fascinating dessert wine to enjoy over the coming decades. Now-2041." (04/2021)


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