2020 Joh Jos Prum Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese

Riesling - 750ML
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WA 95
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

95+ The 2020 Bernkasteler Lay Auslese opens with a clear, intense and fascinating floral bouquet with (honey) blossom aromas intermingled with refreshing mineral notes of crushed stones. Round and mouth-filling yet very...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Bernkastel
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 8%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Joh Jos Prum Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese, a white wine that epitomizes the elegance and complexity of German Rieslings. Hailing from the renowned Mosel Saar Ruwer region, specifically the sub-region of Bernkastel, this wine is a true testament to the mastery of the producer, Joh Jos Prum.

In the glass, this Riesling displays a radiant golden hue, captivating the eye with its luminosity and allure. The nose is immediately greeted with an intense and captivating floral bouquet, where delicate aromas of honey blossom intertwine harmoniously with refreshing mineral notes of crushed stones. This combination creates a symphony of scents that is both alluring and intriguing.

On the palate, the Bernkasteler Lay Auslese reveals its true character. It is round and mouth-filling, enveloping the taste buds with its velvety texture. However, what truly sets this wine apart is its remarkable finesse and elegance. Despite its weight and intensity, it remains remarkably light and agile on the palate, showcasing the signature style of Prum.

The acidity of this Auslese is nothing short of extraordinary. It is savory, crystalline, and precise, providing a backbone of freshness that keeps the wine vibrant and lively. As the flavors unfold, the wine takes on a beautifully digestible quality, enticing the drinker to savor each sip.

The finish is a testament to the craftsmanship behind this wine. It lingers gracefully, leaving behind lingering aromas and a sense of satisfaction. With an alcohol content of 8.0%, it strikes a perfect balance between richness and restraint.

Rated an impressive 95 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, this 2020 Joh Jos Prum Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese is a true gem that showcases the potential of German Rieslings. It is a wine that deserves to be savored and appreciated, and it will undoubtedly age gracefully for years to come. Pair it with delicate seafood dishes or simply enjoy it on its own to fully experience its magnificence.