Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap
JJ Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2016


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2016
37.5cl
DP
£114.35

2016
3x1.5L
DP
£508.18


JJ Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2016

2007
2016

Tasting Notes


ABV:
8 %

Notes

Ripe, exotic stone fruit, mango and creamy papaya textures here; the most serious, fleshy and full bodied wine in the range today. But this is relative only to JJ Prum of course, and those supremely refined, mouthfilling flavours are long and clear - depth and intensity without a trace of heaviness. The pedigree and track record of this wine is near-unrivalled, and patience will always be rewarded.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
01/2018

Notes
Scents and luscious, glossy palate presence of overripe apple and peach gain welcome counterpoint from the piquancy of seed and pit, while a greenhouse-like diversity of flowering and leafing things conveys intriguing perfume. A musky, peony-like note emerges midpalate. Liqueur-like intensity of fruit and a touch of caramel are backed, as in this year’s Bernkasteler Auslese Goldkapsel, by an unusually prominent sense of sheer sweetness, but without the fresh fruit juiciness that clung to that corresponding Bernkasteler’s finish. (I have not tasted an A.P. #17 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel, which was auctioned.)

specifications

country:
Germany


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JJ Prüm

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


JJ Prüm

JJ Prüm

Joh. Jos Prüm is one of the Mosel’s, if not the whole of Germany’s, most revered and respected Estates. For many years run by the inimitable Manfred Prüm, it is his daughter Katharina who is now at the helm, with Manfred making only the occasional appearance in the tasting room. This is a staunchly traditional address, and amongst the most enigmatic as no-one has yet made it down to the mysterious cellars. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen the Prüms own a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel’s top vineyards. Its steep south-facing dark slate slopes tend to result in deeply flavoured, mineral yet rich and smoky wines. In addition, they manipulate some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces animated and engaging wines, with fresh acidities and plenty of energy. It is a vineyard that can excel in warmer years. There are also vines in Zeltingen Sonnenuhr and Bernkastler Lay that tend to produce one or two expressions each year. These are unashamedly classic examples of Mosel Riesling, exciting and long-lived wines produced predominantly in stainless tanks to avoid the addition of too much sulphur. They are bottled later than most Mosel and often take a few years in bottle before showing the true character, but patience will be rewarded! Old bottles from this estate are much sought after…

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