Another excellent showing. There's a bit of cheesy funk on the nose amidst bright floral, petrol, and ripe orchard fruit aromas, but with air the cheesy notes blow off to give way to more savoury smoky and developed notes. This is classic Mosel - ripe, bright, lightly sweet, and unbelievably light on its feet while conveying remarkable intensity of flavour at the same time. Bright acidity balances the sweetness perfectly, and the finish has tremendous length.
Housewarming: Best showing I've had from the '89 in some time. Still remarkably fresh and youthful; light on its feet with lots of bright, ripe citrus and green apple fruit flavours accented by slate, florality, and layers of more mature smoky and savoury notes. There's a faint tinge of botrytis apparent on the back end, but it's not overly sweet and actually comes across a bit drier than a lot of modern Kabinett. Impeccably balanced with plenty of acidity to match the gentle sweetness, and finishes long. Glad I have another.
Leo's Blind Tasting Group - June '16 edition (Back Forty West, NYC): Not a great showing compared to other bottles I've had in the last few years, though I still found this very good - just not at the level I typically expect from mature Prüm. This is very developed and mature (and seemed more like a Spätlese from the 70s/early 80s) with the burnished, smoky, and brassy flavours dominating the fruit heavily. There's also a faint whiff of acetone here though that blows off with some air, and with time it freshens up as the ripe orchard fruit and floral notes get more intense. Nice, but a touch underwhelming for the producer.
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