2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Mosel
Stunning. Very aromatic and expressive, offering rose, apricot, lime and mineral notes allied to a clear, gossamer frame. Well-balanced, though somewhat soft in structure. Forward today, the finish should pick up more intensity with age. Best from 2008 through 2028.
Rubbery and mineral - loads of heady petrol aroma emerging. Extravagant and sweet with loads of defined fruit character, like candied pineapple and ginger. A tour de force. 17.5/20 points. (RH)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Peach and vanilla aromas. Broad, polished and creamy, yet it lies lightly, even delicately, on the palate. Brown spice, mango and banana suggest the vintage's extreme ripeness without conveying any overt sense of botrytis. Static yet imposingly rich and layered on the finish. (Nooks and crannies are not what this vintage, particularly at this address, is about.) Potential 2 stars. (DS)
From Mosel Fine Wines at the 10 year retrospective of the vintage: "Despite a rather gold color, which would usually indicate maturity, this Auslese needs quite some time to open up and exhibit attractive scents of pineapple, yellow peach and honey. It is smooth and rich on the palate but fortunately a delicate kick of acidity livens up the long and slightly honeyed finish. This is a superb effort made in an Auslese GK style. 2018-2053 93 points" (03/2013)