White - Off-dry

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 164

  • Nanda wrote:

    September 21, 2019 - Wow, that is an awesome nose. Rich, decadent white fruit, tropical, florals and mineral. Sweet, ripe, round white fruit. There is modest acidity, but I'd like more. Really love that nose.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    September 21, 2019 - HDH auction at Spiaggia; 9/19/2019-9/21/2019 (Chicago, IL): #20-02, 7.5% abv. Yeah, that's the stuff. This is unequivocally one of the wines of the vintage. The only problem is that this is still just too young. It's surprisingly fizzy with a good touch of effervescence. The only issue with this wine is that it really is just too young. Good herbs, fruits, and minerality. Needs like 20 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    August 8, 2019 - Meant to be the wine to manage some of the early spicy Korean treats although I arrived at dinner after those had mostly been consumed. It's still a very nice wine. Great acidity. Easy to drink. Class.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 6, 2019 - Exceptional. Beautiful clarity, depth, dimension. Fabulous at 18 years. Retains vibrancy, with soft citrus notes, honey, white flower, hay, and mineral tones. Touch of sulfur on opening blows off quickly. Greath finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • juffer Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 28, 2019 - Nose of salt air and peaches. Relatively light weight in mouth. Long elegant finish, with residual sugar well absorbed. Touch of petrol.

    P.S. Unusual and sad experience with this bottle. Kept under pristine temperature controlled cellar conditions, but for some reason one day the cork exploded right off the bottle on the shelf with no discernible explanation. Only about about 5 ounces remained in the bottle, but both the wine and the cork (other than being separated from one another!) seemed in perfectly good condition. Very strange.

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  • By Tamlyn Currin
    5/10/2013 (link)

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Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2001, Issue #15, 4/1/2011 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/16/2003 (link)

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Vinous

  • By David Schildknecht
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2011 (link) 18.5 points

    (Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese) A clear green-tinged hue, and just like the spätlese this shows a light application of carbon dioxide bubbles around the inner surface of the glass. Unfortunately it still reeks of typical Prüm sulphur at this stage, with struck match and mothball characteristics dominating at present. I described it as a ‘faint tinge’ in 2007 but perhaps I was being kind; it certainly isn’t faint here. There is still a bright, vivacious minerality underneath it though, along with little notes of seashell and seaside ‘ozone’. Lovely weight, although it feels light-footed and gentle and harmonious. Not intensely sweet, not overtly sweeter than the spätlese in fact, although there is a beautifully fleshy polish on the palate with a very harmonious structure. Lovely vibrancy on the finish, which is fresh and long. It still needs time, this one; and it will drink well for decades I am certain.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese) Baked lemon, petrol, herbal nose; nice, refined, minerally, petrol and tart stone fruit palate; medium-plus finish (best match with the soup)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese) A pale shimmering hue, green tinged, and like the wines that preceded it there are some bubbles of residual carbon dioxide lingering here. A super nose, with a deep, limey, minerally, smoky and fresh style. There is perhaps the faintest tinge of residual sulphur here too, but it is very subtle and is of no consequence. Gorgeously fresh despite being deeply structured, plush and rich, with a great, broad character. Creamy fruit richness, precisely defined, very upright and composed, but with plenty of fleshy substance, so although this wine is in a very early stage of what should be a lengthy evolution, it is still beautifully balanced and delightfully easy to drink. But no doubt in five, ten or twenty years time, protected by the crisp, tingling and perfectly delineated acidity that it possesses, it will be a fabulous experience. A wonderful wine with huge potential.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Joh. Jos. Prüm
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Auslese
  • Vineyard Wehlener Sonnenuhr
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 048302001110, 4022214007251

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,152 (74%)
  • Consumed 722 (25%)

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