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Jj Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling 2008

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Extremely bright in aroma as well as palate impression, the Prums' 2008 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett is dominated by lemon and grapefruit, with village typical cherry and cassis manifesting themselves as an invigorating chew of fruit skin that is delightfully complimented by estate-typical impingement of CO2. Lush yet light, this finishes with not only blazing brightness but a cress-like pungency and strikingly intense salinity and suggestions of wet stone, making your palate stand to attention, wide awake! Plan on following it for a couple of decades, although, unlike many Joh. Jos. Prum wines, I find it (and many of the estate's 2008s) downright irresistible already.

Joh. Jos. Prüm:
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and G... Read more
J.J. Prüm is a member of the Großer Ring Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter. The estate has 14 acres of holdings in the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards. Only Riesling is grown and harvested at these sites. The most important of these sites are Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Graacher Himmelreich, in terms of both quantity and quality for the winery. Seventy percent of the vines are ungrafted. Depending on the vintage, the average annual production is 10,000 to 13,000 cases of wine. Stuart Pigott says of J.J. Prum that "since the early 1920's its wines have been among Germany’s best Rieslings with the Mosel’s vivacious aroma and racy elegance in its highest form". Wine writer Stephen Brook says that "The wines, whether a modest Kabinett or an opulent Beerenauslese, are the epitome of filigree elegance: light in body but intense in flavour, exquisitely balanced and precisely tuned, and capable of the most extra-ordinary longevity".  Read less

External Reviews for Jj Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Prum, Joh Jos Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/16/2010

Fruit-driven aromas of white peach and apricot, lifted by a floral element and a hint of spicy botrytis. The rich, creamy, sweet tropical fruits and bracing minerality provide an excellent framework on the palate. An auslese in its depth, concentrati... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Prum, Joh Jos Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Der Duft ist vor allem auf traumhafte Zitrusfrucht gebaut, dazu aussergewöhnlich viel Würze und wiederum eine traumhafte Mineralität, die der Jahrgang 2008 besonders schön zum Ausdruck bringt. Ein Kraftbündel am Gaumen, was für ein köstliches Fruchtpaket, voller Rasse, aber auch mit cremigem Schmelz. Der Wein vibriert, der berührt, das ist die pure Sinnlichkeit, eine Auslese von strahlender Klarheit, wie aus dem Bilderbuch.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/21/2010

Pungent suggestions of thyme and lavender join more typical apple blossom and heliotrope, apple and vanilla in the nose of the Joh. Jos. Prum 2008 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. There is a bit of a veil of CO2, yeast, and sulfur shrouding the ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2008 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Feine, glasklare, präzise Frucht, Aprikose, Pfirsich, dazu ein Hauch Tropenfrucht, feine Würze. Ein Knaller am Gaumen da ist pure Rasse, aber auch Fülle und eine sinnliche Aromatik, sehr klassischer, absolut perfekter sinnlicher Kabinett, das ist Trinkvergnügen vom Feinsten, wow, ist das ein herrlicher Wein, was will man viel mehr sagen als: der ist schlicht und einfach unendlich gut.



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Extremely bright in aroma as well as palate impression, the Prums' 2008 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett is dominated by lemon and grapefruit, with village typical cherry and cassis manifesting themselves as an invigorating chew of fruit skin that is delightfully complimented by estate-typical impingement of CO2. Lush yet light, this finishes with not only blazing brightness but a cress-like pungency and strikingly intense salinity and suggestions of wet stone, making your palate stand to attention, wide awake! Plan on following it for a couple of decades, although, unlike many Joh. Jos. Prum wines, I find it (and many of the estate's 2008s) downright irresistible already.

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