Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2011 375ml
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Wine AdvocateA yeasty, smoky prickle as well as the effect of dissolved CO2 causes the nose to wrinkle from a glass of Prum's 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese A.P. #18, but behind that are heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley along with ripe apple, pear and melons that in turn inform a delicate, subtly creamy palate of striking transparency to stony, crystalline, alkaline and smoky black tea and liquid floral nuances. This shimmers and excites even as it soothes in a lingering, uplifting, glowing finish. It will certainly merit attention for the better part of a half century.
Wine SpectatorDelicate and elegant, with anise and tarragon accents to the crisp apple, grapefruit and ripe citrus flavors. Crystalline notes of mineral and granite put this into relief. Light and airy on the broad finish. Drink now through 2032.
Wine EnthusiastYellow freesia and sweet peach abound in this deeply floral, fruity auslese. Feather light in texture, yet deeply concentrated in flavor, it's penetratingly sweet yet finishes with a flurry of crushed minerals and lime-pith astringency.