Fresh apples, sweet limes and some red fruits dusted with florals, slate and touches of honey. It's moderately sweet, very rich but beautifully balanced by that bracing '01 acidity that keeps it very precise and focused, and it remains incredibly drinkable and refreshing, not veering towards dessert wine territory like so many other Auslese.
clear medium gold color with some spritz. ripe pear, peach, and nectarine most prominent on the nose and palate. light honey flavors creep in on midpalate and lead into a pleasant med(+) finish. well balanced with med(+) acid. htis gives no hint of its age and will go for quite some time.
I brought this and I was totally beguiled by the bouquet of gooseberries and slate (I didn't get any sulfur, so I must be tolerant). On the palate though, this was too sweet after the dry burgs and it came across as simple and close to cloying. However, the acid is terrific and the length excellent, but I am not touching these for a long while to let the sweetness fade and the complexity increase (see the 1983 Prum below for counterpoint). B+
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(J.J. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenhur Auslese) This was friggin' awesome. This wine closed is better than 95% of all white wine in the world wide open. And no I am not prone to hyberbole. : rolleyes: Huge palate of Mosel lovin' with shimmery sheen of clarity. Long finish.
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