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2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule Mosel

SKU #1281947 95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Very clean and focused, with an intensity that belies its delicate profile. Wonderful aromas and flavors of apricot, flowers and slate, with pinpoint balance and a long, almost salty aftertaste. Deceptive and completely disarming in its appeal. Drink now through 2030. *Collectibles* (BS) Inner quote mark (3/2005)

94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark This 2003 Goldkapsel Auslese from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, AP #9, spent three and a half to four years in tank prior to its bottling in 2007. This is a beautiful wine, showing more complexity and refinement than the regular Auslese from this year. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a sophisticated mix of apple, pear, peach, bee pollen, violets, salty minerality and just a touch of honeycomb. On the palate the wine is crisp, fullish and focused, with lovely acids (particularly for 2003), a sense of filigree that is not particularly emblematic of the vintage and lovely length and grip on the complex and light on its feet finish. (Drink between 2020-2060). Inner quote mark (3/2018)

K&L Notes

94 points from Mosel Fine Wines in a new retrospective tasting on this AP number: "The 2003er Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese GK AP 09 07 (the Estate released two separate bottlings of Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese GK from the 2003 vintage) offers a gorgeously ripe and complex nose of mango, candied melon, almond, pineapple, herbs and cream. The wine is superbly smooth as some melon puree, butter cream and vanilla wrapped into creamy beeswax and zesty flavors on the palate. A fabulous note of tea and herbs adds to the beautifully ethereal feel in the delicately smooth and multi-layered finish. Now-2043" (Jean Fisch and David Rayer, 04/2019)

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