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Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auselse 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

The wines possess an outstanding balance: Their ripe acidity is already well integrated, just as are the fruit aromas and flavours, and the pronounced fine minerality. The characters of the different vineyard sites are expressed beautifully in this vintage.

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 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auselse

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

The Prum 2011 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett leads with scents of mint-tinged cassis and Golden Delicious apple, but the softness that these intimate on the palate doesn’t really materialize thanks to tart apple skin and piquant apple pip and grapefruit rind impingements, all the way through a bitter-sweet interchange of flavors leading into a satisfyingly sustained albeit rounded-off, delicate and soothing finish. Greater complexity and a sense of transparency may well emerge with time — and one can count on two decades’ high performance — but I doubt that this will ever display the interactive dynamic of the corresponding Bernkasteler.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/04/2014

Spring blossoms and lemon zest lend a fresh exuberance to this effortlessly elegant kabinett. Just a shade off dry, it’s juicy with tangerine, honeydew and yellow peach flavors, but vibrant, with bright streaks of Meyer-lemon acidity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/23/2013

Features an intense, savory aroma, with racy flavors of slate, sea salt and white pepper accented by green apple and white cherry notes. Airy and light on the vibrant finish, which offers touches of elegance. Drink now through 2038.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/23/2013

Ample aromas of fresh apple, tropical fruit and lemon oil. Honeyed and rich, but with a delicacy to its papaya fruit, this spatlese is kept alive by its understated acidity. Conveys a clear, refreshing slate character on the spicy finish.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Features an intense savory aroma with racy flavors of slate sea salt and white pepper accented by green apple and white cherry notes. Airy and light on the vibrant finish which offers touches of elegance. Drink now through 2038.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Cask sample. Very smoky/reductive


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

Cask sample. Very smoky/reductive - light note of rubber but not unpleasant especially when you can imagine where the wine is going once it is bottled. Fine bright apricot fruit. It is sweet but somehow you hardly notice the sweetness within the ha... Jancis Robinson A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2011 2011 Prum Joh Jos Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling 750ml


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The wines possess an outstanding balance: Their ripe acidity is already well integrated, just as are the fruit aromas and flavours, and the pronounced fine minerality. The characters of the different vineyard sites are expressed beautifully in this vintage.

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