Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese
JJ Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese, 2022


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2022
6x37.5cl
DP
£152.09

2022
6x75cl
DP
£262.18


JJ Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Auslese, 2022

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2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
8 %

Notes

Intricate and composed, it requires a little work to unpack, as you might expect at this point. Fresh mango, almond cream and elderflower, as it opens up it exudes riper notes of rose water and honey, quite ornate and really very beautiful. This is the more baroque answer to the more minimalist Himmelreich.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Anne Krebiehl, Vinous

Date:
10/2023

Notes
The 2022 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese opens with a notion of baked peach, especially baked peach skin, aromatic, slightly caramelized with concentrated fruit. Peach compote sweeps onto the palate, ripe and still with bite, just as cooked peach flesh appears, expressive and sweet but not overdone. This entire flight is a lesson in restraint. The long finish and aftertaste are tempered with citrus, corralling that expressive peach. Lovely, restrained, elegant. (Sweet)

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Germany


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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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