2006 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.
Some typical Prüm smelly notes are apparent on the nose, but there’s also plenty of pineapple and pear scents, and the flavors really blossom on the palate; honeyed pineapple, melon and slate-like notes are sweet but balanced by tongue-tickling acids. Long on the finish, where it picks up additional mineral overtones. Should come into its own by 2016 and last 20-30 years thereafter.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese shows considerable fermentative overlay from yeast, CO2 and sulfur, so that it took some patience to coax it out from under. Pear, quince, gardenia and honey inform a creamy palate and wafting finish. This lacks the energy of the Himmelreich at present, but its combination of richness with delicacy and the purity of its finishing expression of ennobled fruit speak to a fine future, perhaps three decades or more.
Aromatic, offering smoke, slate, peach and floral aromas and picking up a lime accent on the palate. Lighter than air, with a silky texture and a long, tangy aftertaste. There's a nice combination of intensity and delicacy. Drink now through 2030.
Pale golden yellow. Subdued bouquet of passion fruit, nut oil and acacia blossom. The lusciously sweet tropical fruit flavors are highlighted by a refreshing gingery acidity that keeps the palate light in spite of the wine's density. Although elegant and aristocratic, this auslese is also quite full-bodied, finishing astoundingly long, on a spicy botrytis note.