MATURE GERMAN RIESLING

When tasted young, I used to find most German Rieslings of Prädikat level Spätlese and above too sweet.

However, recently, during a Chinese hot pot dinner, I had a bottle of Joh. Jos. Prüm - 1975 - Graacher Himmelreich – Auslese. The wine was gorgeous, and I didn't have that heavy sweetness impression. It showed great finesse and complexity and the sweetness was very well integrated, giving an impressively light and elegant velvety-feel on the palate. The finish still showed some sweetness but without any weight. Aromas of wilted roses, and petrol came through. An expressive and decadent wine.

Other experiences with mature German Rieslings amazed me, with their complexity and the integration of the sweetness. If you had the same first impression as I did, and found young Rieslings too sweet to your palate, I invite you to give a try to some mature German Rieslings. The Mosel region would be a good pick, as it is certainly one of the best regions in Germany to look for wines to mature. They have high acidity, fruit concentration and terroir expression.

Some guidelines for choosing:

  • Basically sweetness levels ranging from off-dry, sweet to very sweet ascend in this order: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese.
  • In general the sweeter the wine, the longer you can mature it.
  • Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese levels are very rare, not made every year.
  • 'Auktion' and 'Goldkapsel' wines are usually richer and sweeter.
  • Egon Muller and Joh. Jos. Prüm are amongst the best producers.
  • For each producer you can explore different vineyards, each with different expressions (like Burgundy).

Below are our most available stock on mature German Riesling. Feel free to talk with us for any recommendations.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1988 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion 375 BOTTLE 1 1 4,600 - HK
1995 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion 750 BOTTLE 2 2 8,000 - HK
1995 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion 750 BOTTLE 1 1 8,000 - SHOP
1990 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Bernkasteler Johannisbrunnchen Eiswein 750 BOTTLE 28 28 6,800 - HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 750 BOTTLE 18 18 2,600 - HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese 700 BOTTLE 2 2 11,500 - HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese 700 BOTTLE 10 10 8,000 - HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese Eiswein 700 BOTTLE 1 1 11,000 - HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese 375 BOTTLE 5 5 12,800 - HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese 700 BOTTLE 18 18 24,500 - HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese 700 BOTTLE 1 1 21,500 - HK
1979 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 700 BOTTLE 1 1 1,800 - HK
1990 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 750 BOTTLE 9 9 1,200 - HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein 700 BOTTLE 1 1 5,000 - HK
1981 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein Auktion 750 BOTTLE 1 1 7,500 - HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein Lange Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 5 5 8,000 - HK
1949 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 700 BOTTLE 5 5 12,800 - HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,000 - HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 1 1 4,500 - HK
1983 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 49 49 2,400 - HK
1995 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 1 1 1,400 - HK
1989 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion 750 BOTTLE 1 1 5,000 - HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel 700 BOTTLE 6 6 8,000 - HK
1985 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,000 - HK
1995 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel 750 BOTTLE 12 12 5,000 - HK
1988 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,600 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,600
Score
-
Location
HK
1995 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1995 Egon Muller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 8,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1990 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Bernkasteler Johannisbrunnchen Eiswein
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 6,800 / BTL 28 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
28
Qty of btl
28
Btl price (HKD)
6,800
Score
-
Location
HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Auslese
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,600 / BTL 18 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
-
Location
HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 11,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
11,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,000 / BTL 10 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
10
Qty of btl
10
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Beerenauslese Eiswein
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 11,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
11,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 12,800 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
12,800
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 24,500 / BTL 18 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
24,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 21,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
21,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1979 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
1,800
Score
-
Location
HK
1990 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 9 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1981 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein Auktion
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 7,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
7,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Eiswein Lange Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,000 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1949 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 12,800 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
12,800
Score
-
Location
HK
1971 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 6,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1975 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1983 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,400 / BTL 49 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
49
Qty of btl
49
Btl price (HKD)
2,400
Score
-
Location
HK
1995 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,400 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
1,400
Score
-
Location
HK
1989 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1976 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel
700 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,000 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
700
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1985 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 6,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1995 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Lange Goldkapsel
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,000 / BTL 12 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
12
Qty of btl
12
Btl price (HKD)
5,000
Score
-
Location
HK
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