joh. jos. prum, wehlener sonnenuhr riesling spatlese auktion, mosel 2016
JAMES SUCKLING
95
WINE SPECTATOR
93

2016 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.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

Welcome to the heart of the Mosel! A great floral beauty with an extremely precise balance of delicate fruit sweetness and filigree acidity. Drink or hold.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Intense but lithe, with lively acidity that provides fine cut to the mango, slate and chamomile flavors. A savory mineral note stands out toward the end, with graceful floral hints lingering on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2038.

JEB DUNNUCK
92

Jeb Dunnuck

Revealing a hint of green in its color, the 2016 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese is rocking stuff that delivers mouthwatering notes of sweet peach, sugared citrus, and mint in a medium-bodied, off-dry, balanced style. It’s one of the more fruit forward efforts here yet stays vibrant, clean, and balanced.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (AP 23 17) is still discreet, floral and finely mineral rather than fruity on the nose compared to the other 2016 Spätlesen. Lush, piquant and juicy on the palate, this is a firm but sensual Sonnenuhr with remarkable finesse, lightness and lingering salinity. Tasted March 2018.