2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (Previously $50)
95 Wine & Spirits: "Some of Prüm's releases in this decade have been more fruit-forward and less overtly yeasty than in the past, but this wine feels like a Prüm Spätlese of old: Tightly restrained and stubbornly closed behind a wall of youthful fermentation aromas, it takes its time to reveal subtle detail and silky depth of fruit. It's infused by the haunting blue slate character for which the vineyard is renowned, and while it undoubtably packs more richness and ripeness than a Prüm' wine of 20 years ago, it maintains a similar feeling of delicacy, purity and grace." (10/09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Floral, peach, lime and herb aromas and flavors really sing in this elegant, silky Riesling. Beautifully integrated with the bright structure, showing intensity and length in a seamless, effortless manner. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2035." (04/09) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Elegant aromas of Bing cherry, apple blossom and roasted pine nuts. Sweet, delicate and nonetheless creamy on the palate, with sweet herbs and a touch of vanilla. Lemon curd and slate animate this serious spatlese's compelling finish." (Jan/Feb 09) More dominate slate aromas than in the Kabinett. On the palate it shows more of the succulent ’07 fruit character. Juicy pear, slate, and a piquant acidity make for a very racy Spätlese.