2017 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Riesling - 750ML
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JS 97 WA 97 WE 95
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, December 2019

Such supreme concentration and completeness with a flinty nose that also carries spicy elements and a swathe of white pepper, white peaches and mangoes that follow through to the palate with a seamless build of super fine...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019

The 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is intense and concentrated on the nose, with raisin, grapefruit and even vegetable aromas at the moment. This is highly attractive and noble on both the nose and palate. The wine is...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, April 2019

Whiffs of smoke and crushed earth blow off quickly with aeration to reveal succulent white-peach, yellow-cherry and grapefruit tones. It's unabashedly fresh and forward in fruit, yet anchored by a core of stony mineral...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Wehlen
Sub-appellation Sonnenuhr
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 7.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is a white wine from the Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany. With its pale yellow color, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication. It is made from the Riesling varietal, known for producing wines with exceptional quality and complexity.

Upon first glance, the wine displays a beautiful clarity and brilliance, inviting you to explore its aromatic profile. The nose is greeted with enticing whiffs of smoke and crushed earth, which dissipate to reveal succulent white-peach, yellow-cherry, and grapefruit tones. This wine is unabashedly fresh and forward in fruit, showcasing a perfect balance between ripe flavors and zippy light-saber acidity.

On the palate, the 2017 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese continues to impress. It has a core of stony mineral tones that provide a strong foundation for the vibrant fruit flavors. The wine is lush and dense, yet highly elegant and refined. It leaves a lasting impression with its stimulating, salty-piquant finish, which is intensely aromatic and complex.

This wine has received high praise from wine critics. Wine Enthusiast awarded it an impressive score of 95, describing it as hedonistic yet impeccably balanced. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also gave it a stellar score of 97, highlighting its intense concentration and noble characteristics. James Suckling, another renowned critic, awarded it the same score, praising its supreme concentration and completeness.

The 2017 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential for further improvement with age. It is a true testament to the mastery of winemaking by Joh Jos Prum, a producer known for crafting exceptional wines with a sense of place and terroir. Savor a glass of this remarkable wine and experience the beauty and complexity of German Riesling at its finest.