2009 and 2007 Top Quality Middle Mosel 2/3
2007 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett (JJ Prüm)
2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett (JJ Prüm)
2009 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Fuder 5 (Willi Schaeffer)
2007 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Fuder 5 (Willi Schaeffer)
2009 Zeltinger Himmelreich Spätlese ‘Anrecht’, (Selbach-Oster)
2007 Zeltinger Sonnehuhr Spätlese, (Selbach-Oster)
2009 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese (JJ Prüm)
2007 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese (JJ Prüm)
2009 Zeltinger Schlossberg ‘Schmitt’, (Selbach-Oster)
2009 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (JJ Prüm)
2009 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese Fuder 15 (Willi Schaefer)
2009 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese ‘#10’ (Fritz Haag)
12 Wines ................. £115.00
This is the second of three 2009 / 2007 tastings I am putting on, looking, principally, at these two great years.
Germany has been a notable beneficiary of climate change, global warming. The first decade of this century saw a remarkable run of fine vintages, and both 2009 and 2007 are outstanding in the Mosel. Both years had long ripening periods and have produced wines, in different styles, of quite exceptional class and refinement. The wines were hugely seductive, exciting, and impressive to taste early on, and I have no doubt they will impress similarly in early maturity. If you want a detailed look at the two vintages, Sebastian Thomas’ summaries (Howard Ripley Wines) are amongst the best on the web, here is the link
Here we explore some of the best wines from the great five mile ‘wall’ of vines between Bernkastel and Zeltingen, via Graach and Wehlen. An opportunity to consider JJ Prüm’s Graacher Himmelreich (as distinct from their Wehlener Sonnenuhr) and to compare directly their Graach and Wehlen from the same vintage; to try Zelbach Oster’s splendid, juicy, glacé-fruited Zeltingens, and to see why Willi Schaeffer’s Graacher Domprobst (he owns just 2 hectares, hence their rarity) are deservedly so highly sought-after for their superb blend of intensity and delicacy ... wines of great beauty. As with the first tasting, we have a nice spread of Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese, and there are three direct 2009 / 2007 comparisons. We will finish up with Fritz Haag’s 2009 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese #10, a wine of Beerenauslese quality.
Retail prices range from around £25 to £100.