joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling auslese goldkapsel, mosel 2003
WINE SPECTATOR
95
JOHN GILMAN
94

2003 joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling auslese goldkapsel, mosel

Why We're Buying

Fresh, floral, and fruity are the name of the game for Joh Jos Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel. The investment-grade riesling is an elegant expression of the Mosel terroir, capturing the best aspects it has to offer. Give this white wine 15+ years in the cellar for it to reach its full potential.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

Very clean and focused, with an intensity that belies its delicate profile. Wonderful aromas and flavors of apricot, flowers and slate, with pinpoint balance and a long, almost salty aftertaste. Deceptive and completely disarming in its appeal. Drink now through 2030.

JOHN GILMAN
94

John Gilman

This 2003 Goldkapsel Auslese from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, AP #9, spent three and a half to four years in tank prior to its bottling in 2007. This is a beautiful wine, showing more complexity and refinement than the regular Auslese from this year. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a sophisticated mix of apple, pear, peach, bee pollen, violets, salty minerality and just a touch of honeycomb. On the palate the wine is crisp, fullish and focused, with lovely acids (particularly for 2003), a sense of filigree that is not particularly emblematic of the vintage and lovely length and grip on the complex and light on its feet finish. (Drink between 2020-2060).