2016 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese

Year: 2016
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 93
Mosel Fine Wine Review: 92+
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%
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"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. -A.Z." (WS)

"Headily sweet scents of gardenia, lily and honeysuckle mingle with those of fresh apple and pear, setting the tone for a succulently fruity, delicate palate loaded with inner-mouth perfume. With an enveloping sense of richness, the finish lingers lusciously, almost decadently. It would be a shame not to allow this some time in bottle before uncorking – advice which the Prüms would emphatically give you about all of their wines! (I have not tasted the A.P. #15 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese that was auctioned.)" (VM)

"This proves quite closed at first. A hint of volatile acidity quickly gives way to beautiful flavors of canned yellow peach, apricot blossom, grapefruit and a touch of toffee on the nose. The wine develops ripe aromas on the creamy, intense and smooth palate. The finish is full of honeyed fruits, roasted pineapple and butter cream. This Auslese-styled expression of Wehlener Sonnenuhr will need quite some time to integrate its richness, but could then turn out even better than anticipated as the fresher side emerges at maturity. 2026-2046" (FWR)