Now this smelled of rotten eggs initially, but luckily this went away with some air. It gave room to a bouquet of white peach and passion fruit. On the palate pineapple, pear, lemon. Not bad but not as good as I thought.
Pure, pale yellow color, a little spritz. A touch sulfury and oily, but pleasantly so for my palate. Generally clean, fresh, very light in style, with nicely watered-down sweetness. Hard not to drink lots of this. From half bottle, slight old moldy seepage under the capsule.
beautiful sulfur and mouth-feel. This wine exudes class. Acidity remains evident and effervescent. Can still tense one's mouth in anticipation of the acidity. High ripeness common to Mosel and long finish one hopes to receive. Finish still evident at 60sec+. Fantastic wine.
Joh.Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr vertical (Szeged, Hungary (at the"club")): Citrus, grapefruit, peach, green aple, grape-juice, honey, slatey minerality. Classic mosel profile. Light body, bite-able flavours with sligly less coulours, but more honey character than the previous. Pure, transparent texture, yet structurally dense midpalate. Good acidity, good balance, though a bit calmer, with less vibrancy and revolution than the above.
First bottle was flawed but second showed much better. Great tension between acidity and creamy fruit. Really lithe, fruity, minerally and chalky. Delicious but needs alot of time. (Lots of sulphur, so decanted)
Nose is full of promise with flowers, honey, peach, and a touch of sulphur, which interestingly is better than it sounds - Reminds me of a dutch cafe. Palate is beautiful, as the delicate flavours dance around leaving a finish that really lingers. Would love to try this again in 10 years or so. 93+
Alcohol :: 8% Day 1: This is pretty tight and unyielding and not surprised for a young prum that only display mineral water with honey lemon infused flavor, but the weight of the WS Spatlese was missing. Kinda worry. Day 2: Unmistakably Mosel nose with lots of soft mineral, grapefruits and lemon citrus notes, but lack of focus. The palate is somewhat diluted, lose it's tension with all the elements falling apart that resulted in almost Moscato like with the ice cream soda flavor profile, mineral short finish. Surprisingly simple for a JJP WS Spatlese. Buy - No.
A Spätlese Blind Tasting (Fatty Weng): Pale straw white. This had a funky nose which somehow reminded me of durian cream and a lightness which on retrospect is so Prüm. Despite being opened for a day, the sulfur influence was still noticeable. Well-balanced and entirely classic, this would easily be a Kabinett from other makers nowadays. Pretty anonymous and lacks deliciousness at the moment.
Incredibly primary right now, and somewhat inscrutable at first - the sulfur and yeasty aromas dominate, but with time it clears up a little to show bright floral aromatics and fresh orange and apple fruit with a faint grapey sweetness. There's really good acidity beneath and a lightness of touch that's more like a classical Spätlese (or a modern Kabinett) - very, very young right now, but full of promise. (AP #24-10)
Smells of fresh grass and petrol. Full-bodied for this bottling with lots of tropical fruit flavors and kind of a sweetart spicy tanginess. Finishes intense and complex but without the classic acidity and razor-like crispness I usually get from this wine. Lots of flavor here but not the precision I prefer in a Prum Spatlese. I much prefer the '08 and frankly I think this normally great wine misses a little bit in '09.
Nose is more closed, but very nice yellow apple, apricot, Lychee... in the mouth, more sweet with very ripe yellow apple, nice minerality and very long aftertaste... I was told that this is the flagship wine is more closed but has more potential on the longuer term