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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Joh Jos Prüm Riesling Kabinett 2008

The wines of Joh Jos Prüm (or JJ Prüm as they are often referred) are renowned for having a bit of sulphurous stink action going on.  Not so this beauty, a pretty little thing offering up floral aromas: apple blossom and honeysuckle.

Entry shows an initially quite intense wine, but this quickly fades away to exhibit some minerality and nigh-tropical fruit.  Delicate in the mouth, it almost feels weightless - a house characteristic I am led to believe.

Through the finish, little acid.  Lacks intensity, lingers a little but is quite moderate.  2008 is seen as an excellent vintage, less ripe than other years, allowing expressions on terroir.  Aside from some slight minerality and low-key acid I didn't see too much.  Would hazard more visible in the single site wines than this entry level wine.

Source: Retail, Hailsham Cellars
Price: 16.49GBP ($26.50 AUD at time of writing) 
Alcohol: 8.5%
Closure: Cork

1 comment:

  1. And the same wine retails for $50 a bottle here in Oz! You'd be disappointed at $50 a pop.....