2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Pre-Arrival)
Wine & Spirits
Fuller in body than the Graacher Himmelreich...this is no less refined, showing a silky texture and graceful balance. Its aromas of tangerine, nectarine and jasmine tea are anchored by darkly vivid notes of slate, feeling energetic and intense.
Shows plenty of power, but remains light and crisp, offering focused flavors of mineral, peach, and ruby grapefruit. Finishes with white pepper and hints of savory herb. Very pure. Drink now through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Alluring scents of honeysuckle and clover mingled with yeastiness; bittersweet notes of apple pip and skin, render the Prum 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett an invigorating treat. Very subtly creamy, it nevertheless puts its emphasis on refreshment and clarity of flavors, with stony mineral character and inner-mouth floral perfume clearly discernable through gossamer folds of fruit. This finishes with terrific persistence yet understatement. A particularly restrained sense of sweetness and efficacious acids suggest to me a wine that could be enjoyed more in its first 3-5 years than is usually the case with Prum Rieslings. But it ought to keep well for at least 15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright aromas of peach stone, lemon oil and clove. Juicy, elegant passion fruit is supported by vibrant acidity and lifted by a floral element. Densely packed and glossy, with mouthwatering spiciness and an impressively long finish, this is one of the great kabinetts of the vintage.
Manfred Prüm’s 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett is a bit bigger than usual, and perhaps a bit drier as well at 9% abv, but it still displays hallmark notes of slate, lime and apple. Fruit, mineral and gingery spice notes linger on the finish.
A little shy as always, which is very typical for this wine. The gray slate has a lovely role which is interlaced with soft lemon. Very bright and lively on the palate and really nice acidity which gives this wine fantastic lift and intensity. This is a stunner!