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  • By David Schildknecht
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5 points

    (Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese) A clear green-tinged hue, and with the suggestion of a spritz, as there are quite a few residual carbon dioxide bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass here. A lovely purity on the nose, very expressive and yet bright, fresh and defined, with lime fruit and blackcurrant leaf. There is a suggestion of mineral crunch to it, but the previously noted sulphur has now dissipated. The palate has heart-stopping definition; what I really love about Prüm is that the wines combine weight with grand definition and vivacious, minerally, sherbetty, acid framed lift; this spätlese is no exception. It has such vigour and lift on the palate, and yet this is communicated with delicacy rather than power or form. No longer awkward, instead beautifully defined and rich. This is very fine indeed. Approachable now such is its mealy sherbetty delight, but as I have noted previously it should go for years and years. Fantastic wine.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese) Another pale wine, but again with a typical green tinge to it, and a few bubbles of carbon dioxide clinging to the inside of the glass. There follows quite an intense, smoky-minerally nose, with the fruit well hidden beneath, alongside a trace of sulphur. Delightfully fresh on the palate though, incisive and very determined style on entry, with a marked spritz and a smoky, talcy, chalky mineral feel alongside a nice weight. Firm, lemony, limey, slightly sherbetty fruit in quite an expansive style completes the picture, with a nice, broad, creamy weight. Really very young, slightly awkward yet showing huge potential here. I left some of this 24 hours and it changed remarkably, showing a pure minerality on the nose, and on the palate a laser-like precision, still full of flavour and still with that appealing spritz. This needs years and years - I suspect a decade will pass before this wine hits peak. Wonderful.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    4/30/2005, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenhuhr Spatlese) A smorgasbord of apples and slate and an exotic hint of tangelo on the nose. Absolutely brilliant transparent palate chock full of minerals and apples. Great silky texture. Not too much stink on the nose either.

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