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Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2006 - 95 points, Wine Spectator Online/ A fruity style, offering a rich amber color and lip-smac... Read more
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2009 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Advanced Buying Guide/ ...Dried apricot, candied pear and caram... Read more
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2010 - 96 points, Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast/ This stunning TBA is a powerhouse of superrip... Read more
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Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2006 - 95 points, Wine Spectator Online/ A fruity style, offering a rich amber color and lip-smacking flavors of apricot and peach, with coconut and cream. This has a mouthfilling spiciness, with an unctuous viscosity that lingers on the finish.
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2009 - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Advanced Buying Guide/ ...Dried apricot, candied pear and caramelized pineapple flavors are concentrated and intense, lingering sweetly on the long finish.
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2010 - 96 points, Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast/ This stunning TBA is a powerhouse of superripe peach, mango and orange flavors. The palate feels smooth and rich, with honey and marmalade flavors, but it’s ethereally light, with a dusty minerality and shrieking lemon acidity that reverberates on the finish. Gorgeous now, but should develop an earthy, honeyed intensity over the next decade.
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2009 - 96 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Very honeyed and fresh, with excellent focus to the ripe white fruit, cream and spice flavors. Layered and plush, with a long, elegant finish of apricot tart, with some minerally notes.
S.A Prüm is a family-owned wine estate nestled on the banks of Germany’s serene Mosel River, at the heart of the country’s celebrated Mosel-Saar-Ruwer growing region. Here, the Prüm family has cultivated vines for over 200 years. The estate has been in the hands of Raimund Prüm, owner and winemaker, since 1971 when he assumed full management. Under his leadership, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings. Production Area This estate-bottled, single-vineyard Riesling is produced from grapes grown in the famed gray slate soil of the renowned Wehlener Sonnenuhr which has recently been designated an Erste Lage – or top vineyard site by the VDP. The gray slate soils of the Sonnenuhr (sundial) vineyard have a high tin content which lends minerality to the wines. Ancestor Jodocus Prüm erected the famous sundial in 1842, which became a hallmark for the mid-Mosel area. The soil of this famous domain is comprised of Devonian gray slate, and soft slate with a high tin content, which adds a distinctive, fresh minerality to the wines. This is the best vineyard in the Mosel River, with a southerly aspect. The altitude is between 130-330 meters, with a steep 60% slope. The mountains’ treeline, rising above the vineyards, blocks cold winds from entering the valley. Grape Varieties 100% Riesling Vinification 100% botrytised grapes underwent a three-stage selection process and were hand-harvested in October. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 12 months, and the resulting wine refined then bottled under natural cork. Color Golden Bouquet Highly aromatic, superbly balanced bouquet Taste A rare wine of exceptional intensity, elegance and finesse, possessing tremendous aging potential Alcohol 9.5% Serving Suggestions Extraordinary with foie gras, blue cheeses, dessert courses or savored on its own.
/ "It is the essence of Riesling," says Raimund Prum. "We go out picking for days and only come back with enough grapes for a dozen bottles. It takes 5 people over two weeks of work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to select 100% botrytised grapes for 180 375mL bottles." Indeed this golden, highly aromatic, superbly balanced wine - a high-end dessert unto itself - possesses and exceptional intensity, elegance and finesse as well as tremendous aging potential.
German Rieslings Run Gamut from Dry to After-Dinner Sweet/ I got home late, ate dinner late and should have gone straight to bed. But I had a wicked sweet tooth. I opened the freezer -- no ice cream. The pantry -- no cookies. Then I tried the refrigerator. There, way in the back, tucked between an ancient bottle of white vermouth and an even older bottle of red vermouth, was the remains of a half bottle of German dessert wine that had been sitting open for months --maybe two months, maybe three. Can't be possibly any good, I thought. It was a 2003 S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Tockenbeerenauslese. In the end, the wine retains an amazingly high concentration of sugar (in this case, 37%, compared to less than 1% for dry wines) and low alcohol (6%, about half the level of most table wines). As for the aromas and flavors, they defy description. The bouquet suggests a pungent blend of orange liquer and stewed prunes -- odd perhaps, but utterly seductive. The texture is a cross between maple syrup and honey -- so thick with sugar, it coats the tongue, leading to a "finish," or aftertaste, that lingers for minutes. It was still dynamite several months after being opened -- not the slightest hint of oxidation or spoilage.
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