Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2016

Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2016

 

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Joh Jos Prüm
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Germany
  • Region : Mosel
  • Subregion
  • Type : Sweet
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 7,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

Wehlen's great Sonnenuhr vineyard is known for producing some of the Mosel's most refined and elegant wines, struck through with fine grey slate minerality.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 95 2016
JD Jeb Dunnuck 94 2016
WS Wine Spectator 94 2016
RP Robert Parker 94 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 93 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings

This is a wine of incredible purity, so much so that it comes across as less immediately characterful than the Graacher Himmelreich, though texturally more refined, silky, sleek and graceful.

Delicate floral notes, grey slate, sweet pure yellow fruits – this is incredibly charming and sunny as it flutters and dances its way across the palate, while also surprisingly intense. A wine for purists. Just beautiful.

Manfred is certainly one of the world's more eccentric wine producers and a tasting in his drawing room with him is always enjoyable and entertaining. In the Sonnenuhr of Wehlen he owns a portion of one of the Mittel Mosel's top vineyards. Its steep south-facing dark slate slopes tend to result in deeply flavoured, mineral yet rich and smoky wines. In addition, he manipulates some plots in the next door Himmelreich of Graacher which produces engaging wines with fresh acidities that are… Read more

James Suckling (JS) : 95 Points (2016)
Stunning succulence and subtlety. The concentration and power are completely underplayed until you get to the brain-rattling finish of this Mosel masterpiece. Drink or hold. (6/2018)

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 94 Points (2016)
Another brilliant value is the 2016 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese, a dessert-styled effort that has a monster bouquet of sugared lime, mint, and citrus, with a sweet grapefruit-like note developing with time in the glass. Possessing balancing minerality and acidity, beautiful purity, and a layered, incredibly impressive texture, it’s another gem of a wine to seek out.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2016)
Pure, flying like a butterfly across the palate, this starts with mineral and floral notes up front, but unfolds to show multiple layers of flavor, remaining seductive throughout. The peach, glazed pear and honey flavors are perfectly balanced, with power and force seemingly reserved. Shows wonderful expression. Drink now through 2037. 300 cases made.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2016)
The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP 13 17) is clear, fresh and vegetal/floral on the pretty complex but clear and refreshingly flinty nose. Bottled with 8.5% alcohol, this is a lush, piquant and well-structured Spätlese with good grip and a perceptible sweetness. The finish is intense and complex and reveals a firm mineral structure. (SR) (4/2018)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2016)
Heady scents of honeysuckle and heliotrope vie for attention with ripe pear and quince. The creamy palate is enveloping and loaded with inner-mouth perfume; hints of mint, sage and pink grapefruit lend cooling and exotic allure. (I know it will strike some people as sacrilege to suggest this, but imagine that a bit of Scheurebe has been blended in.) This finishes with luscious intensity, if for now not the striking transparency of the corresponding Graacher Himmelreich. (DS) (1/2018)

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 93 Points (2013)
Like the Gold Cap bottling from this vineyard, this glows with ripe, golden fruit, generous and satin-textured. It feels fresh, the flavors lasting with clarity, delicious now but worthy of another two decades in the cellar.

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WS
93
RP
94
WE
93
While initially quite closed on nose this is actually more plump with fruit than the Bernkastler tasted before; notes of marmalade, pink grapefruit, the noble bitterness of meadow herbs and sage.…
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JS
95
WS
93
RP
93
Soft yellow fruits compete with delicate herbs and complex minerals, with mango, yellow peach, and citrus zest set on beautifully ripe acidity.
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Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2018
Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2018
Joh Jos Prüm
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2018
JS
96
WS
93
RP
95
As is so often the case the poor soils and high slate content of the Sonnenuhr vineyard are immediately on show on the cool, slatey, reserved nose. The palate too is…
45,90 €
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Joh Jos Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 25-03-2018 . Score: 5