joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling auslese, mosel 2011
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
93

2011 joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling auslese, mosel

Why We're Buying

Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is a perfect example of what makes the estate one of the two or three best wine producers in Germany. The riesling is crisp, pure, and kissed with sweetness. The uncompromising white wine is a benchmark that other Mosel wines must strive to meet.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A yeasty, smoky prickle as well as the effect of dissolved CO2 causes the nose to wrinkle from a glass of Prum’s 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese A.P. #18, but behind that are heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley along with ripe apple, pear and melons that in turn inform a delicate, subtly creamy palate of striking transparency to stony, crystalline, alkaline and smoky black tea and liquid floral nuances. This shimmers and excites even as it soothes in a lingering, uplifting, glowing finish. It will certainly merit attention for the better part of a half century.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Delicate and elegant, with anise and tarragon accents to the crisp apple, grapefruit and ripe citrus flavors. Crystalline notes of mineral and granite put this into relief. Light and airy on the broad finish. Drink now through 2032.

VINOUS
92

Vinous

Pale golden yellow. Apricot, quince and persimmon dominate the bouquet, along with a hint of honeyed botrytis. Smoky wet-stone minerality keeps the sweet, ripe peach fruit in check. This rich, deep auslese is both sweet and a touch austere on the understated finish.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
92

Wine Enthusiast

Yellow freesia and sweet peach abound in this deeply floral, fruity auslese. Feather light in texture, yet deeply concentrated in flavor, it's penetratingly sweet yet finishes with a flurry of crushed minerals and lime-pith astringency.