2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Pre-Arrival)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Fruit-driven aromas of white peach and apricot are lifted by a floral element and a hint of spicy botrytis. The rich, creamy, sweet tropical fruits are given shape and lift by bracing minerality. An auslese in its depth and concentration, this spatlese remains bright and vibrant on the very long, spicy finish. One of the stars of the vintage.
Rich and powerful, with concentrated flavors of dried apricot, pear, apple pastry and mango. Key lime and meringue emerge on the refined structure, and this finishes with honeydew melon, savory herb and smoke. Drink now through 2035. (Web-2012)
The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr possess an excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavors (typically stone fruits, like peach), a fine minerality and great depth and length. Especially after having been aged for some years, their harmony, finesse and expression is unique. This Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese is a very classical Mosel Riesling Spätlese with a beautiful balance between a pronounced minerality, a vibrant acidity and expressive fruit aromas and flavours. Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum was founded in 1911 by Johann Josef Prum. Today it is owned and managed by Dr. Manfred Prüm and his daughter Dr. Katharina Prüm. They focus solely on Riesling from famous sites like Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr and Bernkasteler Badstube. They are currently one of only nine wine estates in Germany ranked five stars by Gault Millau, which is the European wine world’s equivalent to the Michelin guide. Their Rieslings are renowned for their aging potential and are sought after by collectors. International Winery of the Year 2009 and 2010, Wine & Spirits Magazine.