Very good but in a slightly softer, more feminine, style than I anticipated. The only real hint of age is some petrol on the nose. Initially this had a predominant note of baked apple pie, but with time, it became progressively more infused with Rainier Cherry and cream notes, which are nicely balanced by a fair degree of acid. A complex wine with constantly shifting flavors and it comes across much more fruity than sweet. This is fine to drink now, but I think this concentration of fruit, acid and a bit of sugar with ensure a long life.
Pronounced spritz, primrose colour; beautifully slatey, whiff of white flowers , greengage; taffeta texture, effortless, delightful, soft acidity; delicate finish, with that classic dry touch provide grip on the finish. Lovely & fully ready, IMO.
last time i had this...was in the same exact place! hilarious (i didnt bring it either time). anyhow - developing well though still a baby. started off with a leesy nose and apples but with time opening up to some peach and floral notes. mid is creamy with ripe fruit over minerality. clean delicious apple and peach. great finish. needs MUCH more time.
Drank this in Queens NY with Thai food. We had a little cork problem, so there were small pieces floating around in the glass. This was sweet, but not hit you over the head sweet. Nice yellow color. This is still young. If I may quote my friend, this had power under the hood.
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(J.J. Prüm Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr) Aromas of smoke and gunflint, grilled apples, and wonderfully integrated minerality. Piercing green-apple flavors, followed by some white peach and even lime. This wine has richness, but is remarkably linear, with pretty, balanced acidity. I asked Katharina Prüm if she thought “smoke” was a good descriptor for the aroma of slate, but she replied that a smoky character was more likely the result of a warmer vintage. Terroir: Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Based on the order requests for the 2007 JJ Prum W-S Kabinett, I'm almost hesitant to put this out - it's the flagship of the winery and (in my opinion) the finest non-GK wine JJ Prum has produced since the 2001. There are bizarre levels of allocation pressure with Prum's 2007 portfolio and the emerging markets of China (Hong Kong) and Russia have left the US firmly in the background - when someone is willing to pay anything for your wine, it's tough to ignore them. With that in mind, there are very few cases of 2007 Prum W-S Spatlese this year so please be patient with Niki - she will do her best to allocate fairly.
The 2007 W-S Spatlese pretty much sums up the vintage - it is tactile, stone-filled and piquant with near-perfect levels of buffering, clean, terroir specific extract that leave vintages such as 2003, 2005 and 2006 firmly in the rearview mirror. An effort that should repay the patient in a similar way to 1975.
2007 JJ Prum Wehlener-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA
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