Coravin 7/24/15: Light green-golden color; lovely nose with petrol, peach, stone fruit, lime; palate is excellent with tart stone fruit, racy vibrant effervescent acidity, off-dry, but fruit flavors fade a bit by the midpalate; finish is medium length, clean acidity. About 2.5 years since my last bottle, this has integrated well, much less reduction and sulfur, and a great food wine, held back only by the length on the palate. 91 7/26/15: Unchanged. The palate still falls off quickly, which really holds this wine back. Enjoyable nevertheless. 90-91. 90 today.
WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Pale lemon colour. Nose: The nose is Clean and Developing, showing Medium intensity primary aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, apricot, green apple and tertiary aromas of petrol. Palate: The wine is Medium Sweet in the mouth with a High level of acidity. It has a Low Level of alcohol (8.50%). It has Medium body and Medium(+) intensity primary flavours of lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, apricot and tertiary flavours of petrol. The finish is Medium(+) Refreshing acidity not tart, candied fruit notes, very light note of bees wax / parafin Overall: Good concentration but could with a bit more. Good length, good typicity and good potential to age. Some complexity. Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Can Drink Now but has Potential for Ageing This will reward further ageing to allow more tertiary character to develop; Premium priced (£28.99)
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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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