Just back from the best wine industry breakfast of the year at Rockpool Bar & Grill. It really sets you up for the day. With 16 wines to taste and inspired small dishes, Ian Cook was in heaven for a couple of hours. All of the Prum wines show a purity and elegance and a minerally core that expresses their steep slate slopes in the Mosel. To quote Katharina Prum on the 2017 vintage “a very beautiful vintage… a vintage which offers everything you wish for in a great Mosel wine; you have the elegance, bright acidity, very beautiful fruit and the individual minerality of each vineyard is very well expressed”. It was an outstanding year for Spatlese and Auslese (including Goldkapsel and Long Goldkapsel). Only two beautiful Kabinett wines were produced; I suspect they will move especially swiftly. - Ian Cook, FWC.
“With the rise of so many excellent winemakers in the region, one might have supposed that J.J. Prüm, with its profound conservatism, might have been overtaken and left behind. Not a bit of it. The Estate remains where it has been for decades: at the summit.” Stephen Brook, The Wines of Germany.
“No matter what kind of mood you are in, the world always seems a better place with a glass of Prüm in hand; these are gracious, charming, wines that go straight for the heart leaving you only with the desire to finish the bottle quickly, resolving to finish a second bottle more slowly and reflectively.” Stephan Reinhardt.
“Prüm’s inimitable, reductive style, which is often difficult to understand in its youth, and was once confusing even for his colleagues, has become the benchmark for the spätlese and auslese styles that are the hallmarks of the middle stretches of the Mosel.” Joel B. Payne, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
A few more wines from the 2017 vintage are available (Including magnums). Please ask.