2014 joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling spatlese auktion, mosel
Why We're Buying
Joh. Jos. Prüm ranks in the highest echelon of German winemakers thanks to rieslings like this. Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Auktion is a crisp, pure, and refreshing white wine with a surprisingly affordable price tag. Its ratings from wine critics have also trended up over the past three decades.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Very fine, bright fruit and fine stone/slate perfume flavors open the noble 2014 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (AP #23). This is a full-bodied, round, intense, piquant and kicking Wehlener Sonnenuhr with a very juicy and intense sweetness, but a lingering minerality. Very sophisticated and complex, this is extremely promising. Don't drink before 2022, but certainly before you die.
While subdued and closed off at initial tasting, time and aeration seem to bring out this wine's vibrant tangerine and apricot perfume. The spry palate is delicately sweet, juxtaposing fresh, primary stone fruit and lime flavors against a backdrop of savory earth and nut. It's a quiet wine that should gain power and depth with maturity. Hold until 2020.