2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 1.5L (Pre-Arrival)
Really quite different and distinctive on the nose. Lots of green fruit - greengage and yellow plum but more classically citrus and apricot on the palate. So zesty...Leaves your palate tingling and wanting the next sip.
From Mosel Fine Wines: "94 points. This is still reduced and offers a subtly floral and exotic side with fresh spices, passion fruit and pineapple. This gives this classy wine a great feel of under-toned opulence without compromising its racy and juicy structure. The finish is long and superbly well balanced. This beauty should age effortlessly for a few decades. (10/2012) The Wehlener Sonnenuhr is, without question, the most famous of vineyard sites within the Prüm Estate if not all of the Mosel Valley. With its south-southwest exposure, weathered grey slate and ridiculous steepness (up to 70%) it provides an optimal growing climate for Riesling. The wines from here show fantastic depth of stone fruit flavors accompanied by a fine line of minerality and length. The 2011 vintage was marked by perfect springtime weather conditions, a nice, drawn out, somewhat cool summer and lovely fall that allowed for extended hang times and, in turn, excellent ripening. Somewhat similar to the 2007 vintage, the quality in 2011 is fantastic and the wines are abundant. The 2011s will be slightly more accessible earlier on (5-15 years depending on Prädikat), but with their complexity, elegance and fine structure the aging potential is frustratingly fantastic (patience may be required). (Eric Story, K&L)