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Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett J. J. Prüm - 2016

Item # 26184 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Few other domaines in the steep Mosel region merit the gushing hyperbole that fans of German Riesling easily expend as JJ Prüm. Reliably magnificent, Baroque, sensual, and indisputablelly ageworthy, this Auslese from one of his more northerly sites, expands on the palate, describing the paradox of steely concentration and cool delicacy that exists in the best Mosel Rieslings. Eminently collectible.

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About the Producer

Bernkastel-Wehlen, Mittel Mosel, Germany From Johann Josef to Sebastian to Manfred (and in the coming years, to Katharina), the hereditary line of Prüms at this estate is straight and strong. Why is J.J. Prüm still the most famous name in German wine after a hundred years? Partly because their light and racy wines epitomize the region. Partly too because they possess several incredible vineyard...

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