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2009 S.A. Prum Riesling "Gracher Himmelreich Spatlese"

SA Prum 2009 Gracher Himmelreich Spatlese Riesling

Winery: S.A. Prum

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Gracher Himmelreich Spatlese"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mosel Saar Ruwer

State or country: Germany

Price: $31

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 94.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: March 17, 2011

Wine Review: This wine is an absolute WOW wine. If you love German Rieslings, run to your retailer and buy every bottle you can get. This pale yellow colored Riesling opens with a mild lime and gentle wet stone bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and beautifully balanced between its pleasant sweetness and perfectly integrated acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe Anjou pear with notes of peach and a hint of apricot and lime. The finish is a pleasantly sweet and refreshing. If you can find this wine, buy all you can as it is a steal for $31. It went perfectly with my Jonah crab cakes at the Sea Grille. I would also pair it with Coquille St. Jacques. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright, vibrant gold color. Delicate aromas of rose petals and citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with flavors of pear and nectarine mingling with mineral nuances and culminating in a long finish. Delicious with lobster, shrimp and spicy Thai-style dishes, as well as blue cheeses, creamy cheeses, apple pie and fresh fruit.

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