93 points Mosel Fine Wines
"The 2017er Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett was harvested at 84-85° Oechsle from very old un-grafted vines in the Goldwingert part of the vineyard. It displays a most beautiful nose made of white flowers, whipped almond cream, vineyard peach, tangerine and candied grapefruit. The wine is very delicate and beautifully light-weighted on the palate, layers upon layers of smoke, grapefruit zest and spices add presence and complexity. This is a marvelous Kabinett in the making."
92+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From 70- to 80-year-old vines, the 2017 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett is clear, bright, cool and flinty on the crystalline and reductive nose. The attack on the palate is racy-piquant, and the wine reveals lush and delicate fruit with lingering salinity and a frisky character as well as serious ambitions. The wine is slightly creamy (though not as much as the Juffer #4) yet tensioned, vital and highly stimulating, but it needs some years to soften its playful aggressions. Tasted in March 2019."
90 points Wine Spectator
"Exotic aromas of passion fruit are followed by lime and mineral details on the palate in this intense, racy Riesling. Has an electric feel buzzing throughout. Shows fine length. Drink now through 2025. 500 cases made, 150 cases imported."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Graacher Himmelreich vineyard is situated south east. The Devonian slate stone has rich clay soil and holds moisture well. The vines were planted in 1965. “Himmelreich” translates to “kingdom of heaven” – no easier way to get there than enjoying it every day! Food Pairing: Aperitif or to match light seasonal dishes of vegetables, white asparagus, white meat, cooked fish; excellent with spicy dishes.