Another fantastic bottle of this. Incredibly bright, pure citrus, pear, and green apple fruit framed by floral notes, slate, and some of that sponti yeast funk I often get from young Prüm. There's still a bit of sulfur here that only clears after substantial air, and it feels far more youthful than its 11 years. Impeccable balance with the acidity and sweetness buffering each other perfectly, and good length.
truly amazed at this wine for the value and taste. Opened to a great green apple palate with good acidity with a prolonged after taste. Sweeter than the whites I'm used to but a great introduction to reisling. The minerality coupled with the acidity makes this a great wine to enjoy.
AP #04-06 (late release) again, and another stunner of a Spätlese. A bit tight and unyielding at first, but slowly unravels with air to reveal layers of incredibly fresh citrus and green apple fruit tinged with smoke, flowers, slate, and a faint whiff of sulfur that lingers for a while. Z's descriptor of crystal pure nails it - there's such incredible purity and transparency to the flavours here, with gentle sweetness and an incredible sense of lightness. Incredible wine, and I'm glad I went long on this.
Late release. Improved dramatically with about two hours of air. On open, it was great, but not exceptional, which it achieved in a few hours. Lime, green apple, chalk, minerality. Crazy minerality and excellent acidity. Long finish. Drink some now AND hold others. You have several, right?
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(J.J. Prüm Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr) Aromas of green herbs, mint, bright green apple, and fruit blossoms; pure apple on the palate. It’s brighter, fresher, and leaner that what I would expect from a Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese, but pretty and wonderfully balanced. Katharina Prüm commented that the Sonnenuhr wines from the ’90s were even lighter and drier than they are today. Terroir: Wehlener Sonnenuhr
(Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese) Again, sulphur evident on the nose, although with plenty of bright and acidic fruit beneath. It is delicate, clean, minerally and has tingly acids. Then it seems softer, more gentle, not so much substance, with lots of bright character. Good potential.
(J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese Riesling) #1; COLOR-nice golden; NOSE-burnt BMX tires meets peaches, apricots & pears; spritzy; TASTE-beautiful bluestone; gorgeous dried Apricots; viscous & oily; gorgeous peach juice; very polished; great, great wine; very delicate; nice floral aspects; subtle cactus juice & on the finish; a concoction of Cantaloupe & dandelion dancing on the back-end; very complex; great balance of acidity & fruit; great structure; absolute elegance at it's finest; DS-92; GV-92
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