TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese

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#1 Post by Dennis Atick » August 29th, 2019, 1:49 pm

This wine again kicked ass last night. That's my tasting note.
2001. For the acidheads.
Is Prum not at the of the great wine values on planet earth relative to quality and consistent awesomeness?
Buy, buy, buy.
Wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger.
Fill that cellar with Prum.
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#2 Post by RyanC » August 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm

I bought some of this recently for $50/btl and I buy back-vintage JJP whenever I can find it. They age so gorgeously. They may well be the wine world's best-value ageworthy wines.
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#3 Post by Dennis Atick » August 29th, 2019, 2:03 pm

RyanC wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm
I bought some of this recently for $50/btl and I buy back-vintage JJP whenever I can find it. They age so gorgeously. They may well be the wine world's best-value ageworthy wines.
Yep. Right there with you on all of that [cheers.gif]
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#4 Post by John Morris » August 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm

Thanks, Dennis. I have some stashed away. Maybe it's time to pull out a bottle....
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#5 Post by Dennis Atick » August 29th, 2019, 2:50 pm

John Morris wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Thanks, Dennis. I have some stashed away. Maybe it's time to pull out a bottle....
for sure, John. Clearly years more development, but catch it now with a perfect balance of that zippy acidity around the rich fruit.
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#6 Post by dcornutt » August 29th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Super nice wine Dennis! Thanks for sharing. 2001 is such a great Riesling year in Germany.
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#7 Post by John Morris » August 29th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 2:50 pm
John Morris wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Thanks, Dennis. I have some stashed away. Maybe it's time to pull out a bottle....
for sure, John. Clearly years more development, but catch it now with a perfect balance of that zippy acidity around the rich fruit.
I should say that I tend to like my rieslings with a lot of age. I've been drinking lower 02 Kabinetts, which are developing some real complexity. My sense of the few 01s I've had is that they were still sort of adolescent. I couldn't tell from your note where you think this.
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#8 Post by Dennis Atick » August 29th, 2019, 3:42 pm

John Morris wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 2:50 pm
John Morris wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Thanks, Dennis. I have some stashed away. Maybe it's time to pull out a bottle....
for sure, John. Clearly years more development, but catch it now with a perfect balance of that zippy acidity around the rich fruit.
I should say that I tend to like my rieslings with a lot of age. I've been drinking lower 02 Kabinetts, which are developing some real complexity. My sense of the few 01s I've had is that they were still sort of adolescent. I couldn't tell from your note where you think this.
Yes, good question. I would say this is def. adolescent. I do like some of that vibrant adolescence. Though I love them with more age, too.
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#9 Post by G. Bienstock » August 29th, 2019, 3:46 pm

I bought a couple of cases of GH from 04 on closeout for $18. It never fails to please.
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#10 Post by Pat Martin » August 29th, 2019, 3:56 pm

How are the 05 and 06 JJPrums developing? I recall how high Terry Theise was on the 05s in general on release.
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#11 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 29th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Well Terry didn’t say anything about Prüm, but 2005 is slow, but not glacially developing as a vintage. The richness helps 2005s show well.
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#12 Post by Pat Martin » August 29th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Yes, edited my post to clarify his 05 comments were “in general”. Good to hear they’re aging well. I bought a ton of 05 Donnhoff, might have to check in on a kabinett soon.
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#13 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 29th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Actually, I have had several 2005 Dönnhoff Spätlesen in recent years, and they have been scrumptious.
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#14 Post by Mike Evans » August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm

While everything was good, the 2001 Prum and the fish and tofu in pickled pepper sauce were definitely the stars of the evening.

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#15 Post by Dennis Atick » August 30th, 2019, 5:02 am

Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
While everything was good, the 2001 Prum and the fish and tofu in pickled pepper sauce were definitely the stars of the evening.
Yum-o
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#16 Post by C Chen » August 30th, 2019, 5:46 am

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 5:02 am
Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
While everything was good, the 2001 Prum and the fish and tofu in pickled pepper sauce were definitely the stars of the evening.
Yum-o
Damn, food looks awesome. Kickass wine, too.
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#17 Post by Dennis Atick » August 30th, 2019, 6:01 am

C Chen wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 5:46 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 5:02 am
Mike Evans wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
While everything was good, the 2001 Prum and the fish and tofu in pickled pepper sauce were definitely the stars of the evening.
Yum-o
Damn, food looks awesome. Kickass wine, too.
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#18 Post by YLee » August 30th, 2019, 6:41 am

Anyone had the 2010 ?
Maybe I will open mine.
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#19 Post by ChristopherSK » August 30th, 2019, 6:47 am

I have had the 2010 ghrs and although I committed wine infanticide and should be punished by being forced to drink a case (over a month) of Yellowtail riesling as punishment, it's showing well with plenty of the 2010 acid which is why I adore that vintage.
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#20 Post by ChristopherSK » August 30th, 2019, 6:47 am

I have had the 2010 ghrs and although I committed wine infanticide and should be punished by being forced to drink a case (over a month) of Yellowtail riesling as punishment, it's showing well with plenty of the 2010 acid which is why I adore that vintage.
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#21 Post by RyanC » August 30th, 2019, 7:10 am

Somewhat inspired by this thread, last night I opened a '90 J.J. Prum W-S Auslese. It is an absolutely brilliant wine drinking at peak.
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#22 Post by Dennis Atick » August 30th, 2019, 7:54 am

RyanC wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:10 am
Somewhat inspired by this thread, last night I opened a '90 J.J. Prum W-S Auslese. It is an absolutely brilliant wine drinking at peak.
Nice. Wishing I had some '90s!
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