Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese GOLDKAPSEL 2011
A nose suggesting sticky, ripe peach with ripe apricot and nectarine as well. The tightly-wound palate continues the orchard-fruit theme yet such is the savoury complexity and intense lightness, sweetness seems to play an understated, supporting role. An anthem to this amazing vineyard and this amazing grower.
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Stephen Tanzer – Pale golden yellow. Apricot, quince and persimmon dominate the bouquet, along with a hint of honeyed botrytis. Smoky wet-stone minerality keeps the sweet, ripe peach fruit in check. This rich, deep auslese is both sweet and a touch austere on the understated finish. 92 points, Joel B. Payne, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 13
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – A delightful hint of salted caramel creeps into the nose and onto the palate of Prum's 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese gold capsule, which when combined with apple jelly, honey and nougat not to mention a creamy and almost taffy-like texture, makes for a decidedly confectionary aura. Sweet liquid essences of lily, musky peony and gardenia as well as a faint oiliness and high glycerol enhance the luxuriantly seductive effect of this long-lingering performance, yet there remains a critical modicum of fresh apple and melon juiciness (if less efficacious than that of the corresponding Bernkasteler) to complement the sense of levity in this elixir's finish and to render the next sip virtually irresistible. 95 points, David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate #206
In a mixed or straight case: $108.29