Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2018

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Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2018
$44.99

SKU 03894

750ml Bottle

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For centuries the Prüm family has lived and made wine in the village of Wehlen. Their ancestors were living in or near Wehlen as early as the year 1156. Today Manfred Prüm runs his family's historic estate impeccably. Some of the greatest, most long-lived wines of Germany are made at J.J. Prum. The 55 acre estate consists of about 90% ungrafted, old vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Bernkasteler Lay and Bernkasteler Badstube. Plantings of the estate are 100% Riesling on steeply sloping Devon schist soil. Average annual production is about 15,000 cases. The harvest at J.J. Prüm is always extremely late. This allows the Riesling grapes in the cool Middle Mosel climate to be picked at ideal ripening conditions, the basis to produce wines of superb quality.
Category White Wine
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Region Germany, Mosel, Wehlen
Brand Joh. Jos. Prum
Alcohol/vol 9.5%
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Wine EnthusiastLight-footed and lean, this zesty off-dry Riesling is enticingly smoky and earthen on the nose, but the palate reverberates with juicy pineapple, mango and lemon flavors. It's a juicy, intensely fruity sip but still tightly wound in its youth. While hard to resist already, it's a bottle that will gain depth well through 2030.

Anna Lee Iijima, August 1, 2020
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VinousHeady scents of honeysuckle and heliotrope mingle with apple, quince and Persian melon. Succulent fruitiness and wafting perfume are complemented by a creamy feel on the delicate palate. Subtle nuttiness and discreet fruit seed piquancy serve for stimulating counterpoint, leading into a lusciously lingering, slate-lined finish. The exuberantly juicy, vibrant, bell-clear finish offers a lightly shimmering suggestion of fruit/stone interplay. At any given Prädikat level, the Prüms' offering from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr - while in the long run often "best of show" - can frequently prove less expressive in its first year, but such is definitely not the case here! Drinking window: 2019-2040.

David Schildknecht, August 2020
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Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a deep and flinty, stony and herbal bouquet that needs some time to open up. Remarkably deep and complex, round and textured on the palate, this is a charming, mouth-filling and intense WSU with serious grip and length. Still far from being evolved, this is a richer, more complex Kabinett that will start to impress in 5-10 years. Stimulatingly salty on the finish. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.

Stephan Reinhardt
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Wine SpectatorFloral and wet stone aromas give way to nectarine, passion fruit and lime flavors in this delicate and silky, yet slightly restrained, Riesling. Shows harmony and integration, with spice and mint notes lingering in the background. Features a bright structure and maintains focus on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 200 cases imported.

Aleksandar Zecevic, June 30, 2020

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