Joh. Jos Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, 2001

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Mosel, Germany

Joh. Jos Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, 2001

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Mosel, Germany



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Grape Varietes: Riesling 100% Wine Style: Fruity & Aromatic White Winemaker: Dr Manfred Prüm Optimum Drinking: 2016-2025 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102049
Estate Notes

The famed Prüm portfolio includes a number of truly illustrious vineyards, but it is undoubtedly the vines in the Sonnenuhr (lit.sundial) on the opposite bank to the town of Wehlen that produce the most iconic wines. These are long lived and represent some of the finest wines coming out of Germany today.

Wehlener Sonnenuhr is the name of the vineyard site while Auslese literally means select harvest.


"A super nose, with a deep, limey, minerally, smoky and fresh style. There is perhaps the faintest tinge of residual sulphur here too, but it is very subtle and is of no consequence. Gorgeously fresh despite being deeply structured, plush and rich, with a great, broad character. Creamy fruit richness, precisely defined, very upright and composed, but with plenty of fleshy substance, so although this wine is in a very early stage of what should be a lengthy evolution, it is still beautifully balanced and delightfully easy to drink. But no doubt in five, ten or twenty years time, protected by the crisp, tingling and perfectly delineated acidity that it possesses, it will be a fabulous experience. A wonderful wine with huge potential." Chris Kissack, (18.5/20)

"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." Wine Spectator

"...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, yet ripe, refreshing citricity keeps the wine dynamic and salty minerality helps extend the finish." StephenTanzer