Germany and Austria

2016 Joh Jos Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

This is Riesling's mother ship, the many valleys of Germany and Austria. It offers a unique blend of elements, that of Riesling's fruitiness, acidity, and minerality that simply cannot be matched outside of these Germanic lands. No one can resist the pure and brilliant charm of Riesling, dry or sweet!!! Austria's Gruner Veltliner offers a peacock's tail of floral aromas on a refreshing frame of acidity.

Price: $28.00

Typically the most powerful and broad shouldered of the Kabi trio in both fruit and minerality, this year's rendition slowly unfurled the goods in the moderate sense of the vintage. My note: "Deeper, typical Himmelreich aromatics of yellow fruits and minerality. Then in the mouth, crystalline pure yellow fruits are gently/seamlessly shaped by its mineral/acidity underpinnings, taking on more intensity on the finish. Again, in the style of the vintage, a classic, filigree and pure expression of the Himmelreich that is more about dancing playfulness than raw power." Then after circling back for a second look : "Wow. With just a bit of time to air, the sense of tension and mineral intensity is dialed up a notch, still showing the same sense of filigree playfulness, but with even more mineral grip sustaining on the finish. Plain delicious.". Again, a little star * awarded here, after tasting it on the second pass.....

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Typically the most powerful and broad shouldered of the Kabi trio in both fruit and minerality, this year’s rendition slowly unfurled the goods in the moderate sense of the vintage. My note: “Deeper, typical Himmelreich aromatics of yellow fruits and minerality. Then in the mouth, crystalline pure yellow fruits are gently/seamlessly shaped by its mineral/acidity underpinnings, taking on more intensity on the finish. Again, in the style of the vintage, a classic, filigree and pure expression of the Himmelreich that is more about dancing playfulness than raw power.” Then after circling back for a second look : “Wow. With just a bit of time to air, the sense of tension and mineral intensity is dialed up a notch, still showing the same sense of filigree playfulness, but with even more mineral grip sustaining on the finish. Plain delicious.”. Again, a little star * awarded here, after tasting it on the second pass…..