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Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2009

External Review by Palm Bay International:

/ Located within the Wehlener Sonnenuhr ("sundial of Wehlen") domain named for the historic sundial painted on an outcrop of slate by a Prum ancestor back in 1842, the steep Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard, where vines average 80 years and older, is renowned for giving Germany's finest Riesling. The grapes for this gold-colored wines, with aromas of apricot, cantaloupe and mineral and refined taste of fruit and slate mineral were picked fully ripened, almosty botrytis-touched in early November. The wine was aged first in stainless steel then in old German oak.

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Winery: S.A. Prüm
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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External Reviews for Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Located within the Wehlener Sonnenuhr ("sundial of Wehlen") domain named for the historic sundial painted on an outcrop of slate by a Prum ancestor back in 1842, the steep Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard, where vines average 80 years and older, is renowned for giving Germany's finest Riesling. The grapes for this gold-colored wines, with aromas of apricot, cantaloupe and mineral and refined taste of fruit and slate mineral were picked fully ripened, almosty botrytis-touched in early November. The wine was aged first in stainless steel then in old German oak.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/20/2016

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2014 - 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Ginger and saffron intensify the spicy mineral-toned complexities of this gorgeously silky nectar. It’s lusciously fruity as well though, boasting cutting white grapefruit and lemon flavors that penetrate through a long, tea-stained finish. Drinks beautifully now but should only intensify through 2024.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ A wine of this quality for this price? Wow! Very aromatic with melons, stone fruit and flowers all discernable. The same flavors can be found in the mouth and in the long finish, where one also finds a profusion of minerals an spice.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Wehlener Sonnenurh Riesling Auslese 2005 - 93 Points, Wine Spectator / Sweet, concentrated and tangy, with peach and apple flavors, a vibrant structure and a crisp finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Here's that penetrating bouquet of iron, gravel and gunpowder somehow coexisting with lush, ripe peaches and apricots and the requisite scent of rubber eraser. Flavors of macerated and roasted peaches and apricots are spicy and honeyed and yet almost not sweet; it's the purity and intensity of the wine, the inherent ripeness and resonance, the core of limestone, the long hanging on the vine in the autumn air that come through. If you can wait, this would best consumed from 2010 to 2015.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

German Rieslings Run Gamut from Dry to After-Dinner Sweet/ For successively richer, sweeter, more sophisticated flavors, check out the 2001 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, about as fine a wine as you can find for the money.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2012

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2010 - 95 points, Wine Spectator/ Concentrated minerality and spiciness give this plenty of power and character. Slate and granite notes are fused with very suave fruit flavors, including peach nectar, pear tart and honeydew melon. The unctuous finish is honeyed and features touches of ripeness.


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