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Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Gold Cap 2014/15/17
Region: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Winery: Joh. Jos. Prüm
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Color: White
Vintage: 2014
Label   Fact Sheet

Description: The grapes of this Auslese gold cap are selected during harvest and contain a certain amount of botrytis, resulting in a higher concentration of the grape juice. It is a” limited edition” and shows a lot of finesse and tension and a fascinating interplay between ripe fruit aromas, a fine acidity and a well-integrated minerality.


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 95 FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE
The gold-capsuled 2014 Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Auslese GK (AP #18) represents a botrytis selection and offers highly delicate fruit and flinty-slate aromas, where tropical fruit aromas mingle with wet stone flavors. The attack on the palate is racy and piquant; the wine is complex and very pure, highly elegant and finesse-full, yet intense and concentrated, with ripe pineapple flavors and a pure, salty, very mineral finish. This is highly delicate Riesling with a complex terroir expression.
Jancis Robinson NA FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
Surely the snow queen of Auslese Goldkaps? Introvert and smoky. A fine-boned delicacy - like a feather dipped in apricot syrup and frozen into a snowflake. At the same time there's apricot kernel and a hint of deliciously ripe fruit, voluptuousness all but hidden under a cloak of coruscating acidity. Pain and pleasure. 18/20
Wine Spectator 95 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
A beautifully sculpted and compelling sweetie, concentrated yet light-footed and defined by a lively structure, with bright acidity behind the intense flavors of dried apricot, clementine, violet walnut conserve and mineral. Displays terrific harmony, followed by an ethereal, marathon finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 25 cases imported. 95pts
Wine Enthusiast 98 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE - 98 POINTS
The 2017 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (Gold Capsule), AP 15 18, is a highly attractive and refined Riesling with beautifully clear and aromatic fruit (yellow plums and nectarines at the moment) intermingled with fine flinty aromas of broken slate. This is the perfection of beauty and finesse, as it is so delicate, highly refined and elegant on the silky-textured and stimulatingly salty palate. If you love Prüm, this is the wine you would probably want to die with. It has the perfect balance of finesse yet is still highly digestible. You'll fall in love with this, no doubts at all. Tasted in March 2019.