2005 Prum, Joh Jos Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Riesling - 750ML

  • WS 97
  • WA 94

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2007
Peach lime and floral aromas and flavors are highlighted by a golden apple tone in this pure focused Riesling with a juicy lime- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Has great definition based on the vibrant structure and... Peach lime and floral aromas and flavors are highlighted by a golden apple tone in this pure focused Riesling with a juicy lime- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Has great definition based on the vibrant structure and precision balance. Best from 2009 through 2030. 1200 cases made. –BS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
The 2005 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese unlike its Himmelreich counterpart was relatively shrouded in fermentative aromas on the occasion of my tasting but site- and vintage-typical suggestions of baked apple and vanilla were... The 2005 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese unlike its Himmelreich counterpart was relatively shrouded in fermentative aromas on the occasion of my tasting but site- and vintage-typical suggestions of baked apple and vanilla were clearly in evidence and even more so on the palate where dripping florality vanilla cream and nut paste add considerable allure. The finish here is formidably long and polished with complexities of flowers spices and mineral already very clearly in evidence. This is another sure bet for at least three decades of bottle maturation from an impeccably consistent source. â_oWe made what I think was the right decision to harvest relatively earlyâ__ says Manfred Prum before botrytis became the most prominent element in the wines' character as in his opinion had been the case in 1976. Still the Prums were blessed this year with terrific quality but cursed with a dearth of material that could legitimately be bottled even as Spatlese let alone Kabinett. (Note: There is usually more than one bottling and therefore more than one eventual A.P. number chez Prum for any given Kabinett or non-auction Spatlese and even some Auslesen. The differences in character they promise are kept to a minimum and indeed in many cases it is a matter of the same base wine temporarily stored in more than one tank. For that reason I was as usual not privy to the A.P. numbers of the un-bottled non-auction wines that I tasted.)Various importers including P. J. Valckenberg International Tulsa OK; tel. (918) 622-0424 and Rudi Wiest Cellars International Carlsbad CA; tel. (800) 596-9463
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Wehlen
Sub-appellation Sonnenuhr
Vintage 2005