Really complex already with smoke, brown/bruised/baked apple plus an array of brown spices. How do you possibly pack all of these descriptors into a bottle of new Riesling! Finger lime and savoury spices leave you with a far more complete wine, rather than a new Prüm that demands 20 years in the cellar. This is the beauty of the 2016 vintage. Ian Cook. FWC.
The 2016 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is discreet and smoky on the deep, well-defined nose. Juicy-piquant and salty on the well-structured and refreshingly mineral palate, the Himmelreich is tight and expressive, with the sweetness superbly balanced by the spicy, grippy phenols/minerals. This is a really complex Spätlese that is highly stimulating today and will still be so in 20 or 30 years. 95 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate #236