Joh Jos Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese GOLDKAPSEL 2011
The aromatic complexity is something to behold; floral notes, green papaya and cactus lead seamlessly to a forceful yet shimmering and energetic palate. A powdery structure somehow keeps all generosity in check; the fruit is never too heavy, never too ripe. The wine finishes with a gripping intensity that lingers on and on.
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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2011 Bernkasteler Badstube Auslese gold capsule, notes Katharina Prum, marks - like the estate's other gold capsule bottlings from this vintage - the point where botrytis begins to play a significant role. The nose offers finely fungal, musky animal and white raisin confirmation of the previous statement. Behind that lie intimations of lime meringue, spiced apple jelly and creme de cassis, all of which translate into a palate impression at once subtly honeyed and vivacious, confitured yet buoyant, and ultimately downright refreshing. Nips of lime and grapefruit rind as well as apple skin and brown spices not to mention saliva-drawing salinity add to the sustained stimulation of a magnificent finish. This multi-layered, enticingly-interactive gem is going to keep its immediate siblings on their toes over the next half century. 95 points, David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate #206
In a mixed or straight case: $162.44