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2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel #15, 375ml

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RATINGS

99James Suckling

...light-footed and filigree character... A cornucopia of dried stone and tropical fruit, but also spices, dried herbs, a whiff of licorice and much else besides.

97The Wine Advocate

...very clear, intense and concentrated on the precise and succulent nose...stone fruit intermixed with chervil, tea and very fine slate aromas. Round and highly finessed on the palate, this is a sweet but very subtle, finessed and salty...with a piquant and highly stimulating finish. Fabulous.

96Vinous / IWC

Heady and head-spinningly diverse floral perfume, nut pastes and pit fruit preserves inform the nose and the luscious, glossy, creamy, delicate palate of this beauty. Nougat and quince jelly are the strongest midpalate impressions. Lime zest and fruit pit serve for welcome, enlivening counterpoint on a finish whose vibrancy and exuberance are amazing...

95+ John Gilman

...the bouquet wafting from the glass in a refined blend of white cherries, pear, vanilla bean, honeycomb, a lovely base of slate and a topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, complex, fullish and suave on the attack, with a dreamy core of fruit, lovely botrytis lift and bounce, bright acids and excellent focus and bounce on the long, pure and very, very classy finish.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.