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Joh. Jos. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese 2012

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Like all of J.J. Prüm’s 2012s, this gives no hint of its prodigious flavor in its pale, star-bright color. And it does kick off with a considerable whiff of matchstick. But once the air clears, the fruit wells up, pouring out flavors of stone fruits complete with their almond-toned pits. Long and expansive, it holds to a firm, mineral line, and lasts with an energy that makes the flavor feel like it’s never going to end. This is the sort of wine that you want cases of, to open one yearly over the next quarter-century.

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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 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/16/2015

Like all of J.J. Prüm’s 2012s, this gives no hint of its prodigious flavor in its pale, star-bright color. And it does kick off with a considerable whiff of matchstick. But once the air clears, the fruit wells up, pouring out flavors of stone fruits complete with their almond-toned pits. Long and expansive, it holds to a firm, mineral line, and lasts with an energy that makes the flavor feel like it’s never going to end. This is the sort of wine that you want cases of, to open one yearly over the next quarter-century.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/16/2015

Pale golden yellow. Lively aromas of peach pit, honeysuckle and candied lemon. Bright and spicy, with sweet, plush papaya fruit showing a velvety texture and a note of creaminess. Herbal essences heighten the pleasing finish. Not a show reserve, but a lovely auslese.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/28/2015

The 2012 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP #10 13) opens with delicate peach, ripe apricot and orange flavors on the nose. Quite sweet, lush and fruit intense, though still pure and delicate on the palate, this peachy flavored wine finishes with a piquant and racy acidity. Aromatically less complex at the moment compared to the Sonnenuhr from Wehlen or the Himmelreich from Graach, but this fine and pure wine just needs some years.



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