Joh. Jos. Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese 2018 (Mosel, Germany) "...sweet floral, ripe apple, stonefruit..."
Bernkasteler Badstube is the last of the vineyard sites that can appear on a J.J. Prum label. This vineyard borders those of the Graacher Himmelreich on the latter’s southern edge. The Bernkasteler Badstube slopes are on a marginally shallower gradient, with deeper soils than the Graacher and Wehlener, while the western orientation allows the vines longer exposure to the afternoon sun. The Badstube typically produces a wonderfully floral, delicate and mineral wine. Overall, the wines are usually slightly more delicate in structure and weight when compared with the wines of Graacher or Wehlener but they are wonderfully racy and fine examples of the middle Mosel.
"The 2018er Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese offers a rather backward and delicate nose of melon, passion fruit, floral elements, whipped cream, and smoky elements. The wine comes over as suave and beautifully playful on the palate. While ripe, the wine remains complex and extremely subtle right into the long and suave finish. A touch of sweetness still needs to melt away in the refined and intense after-taste. 2028-2048." - 91 Points, Mosel Fine Wines