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2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #19

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

**IWC - David Schildknecht

...with apple, honey and spice supported by a volatile esterous note of botrytis and even a prickly Eiswein-like whiff of chili pepper. Impressive custardy richness in the mouth...

96Wine Spectator

This auslese offers a piercing scent of slate, then the palate is awash in peach, pear and lime notes, intricately layered in the dense, yet clear texture. Beautifully defined by a firm, well-integrated structure, with an endless finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Quite opulent mango underneath. Slight honey notes, but miraculously light and crystalline.

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.