2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Previously $40)
Floral and smoke aromas give way to peach, apple and lime flavors in this delicate, silky Riesling. All is well-integrated with the bright structure and lingers lazily on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Prum 2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett displays the classic fresh apple, apple blossom, and vanilla of the site. Crushed stone and the bitter side of the vanilla bean help temper the sweetness here. This shows alluring creaminess along with refined delicacy, finishing long on fresh apple, sweet floral perfume, and wet stone along with hints of anise and vanilla. “This is Kabinett the way we imagine it,” remarks Katharina Prum, although hardly surprisingly, the estate’s quantities at this Pradikat level are smaller than are those at Spatlese grade. And I would add that it is unlikely very many vintages of this iconic Mosel will age more expressively or successfully than the one under consideration here.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Delicate aromas of cherry, apple blossom and sweet herbs. Firm apricot pit flavor, with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity to frame the palate. The elegant finish features persistent slate minerality. An excellent kabinett.
Like many of the J.J. Prüm wines, this one starts off funky smelling, with hints of sweaty socks. But those aromas aren't enough to conceal the underlying notes of apple, citrus and vanilla; decant the wine if you intend to drink it during the next five years or so. It's plump and custardy in texture, with a long, pineappley finish.
The 2007 Sonnenuhr Kabinett is alluring with its delineated slate notes on the nose and diaphanous palate. Easily the most delicate of the Prüm '07s, with bracing acidity and up front minerality dominating now. Like a perfect rose bud now, this surely open up to be an exquisite bloom with a little body age.