Sunday, March 22, 2009

JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007

Being in California makes one wont to constantly consume California wine. But, I would hate to miss out on the deft life of a German riesling such as this. JJ Prum has a vaunted reputation, but we almost never see them in Canada, so this was a no brainer.

A classic petrol, citrus and mineral nose, on the palate this JJ Prum was much more on the dry side with what seemed to be a very low level of residual sugar, even less than most Kabinetts. Very deep and full, and yet lightly effervescent, expressive and lively. This pulls off what the Germans do so well to a T - expression, depth, and an ephemeral body. Everyone owes it to themselves to drink more German riesling, and this is a great place to start. Great wine.

Excellent
$34 at K&L

4 comments:

Sean said...

I agree - everyone SHOULD drink more Riesling, especially the German stuff. This is a very solid producer. Nice call.

Shea said...

I would almost say it my favourite white grape. And, it is the perfect remedy for palate burnout.

Edward said...

Shea,

I love JJ Prum, but in Aus - closer to the 100 dollar mark. . .

Here is something you might be interested in - a Halliday article talking about 07 Germans and JJ Prum.

Cheers

Shea said...

$100!! Wow. I will check out that article.