2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett Mosel SKU #1114108

$34.99

WS 92
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From Mosel Fine Wines: "91 points. This is a gorgeous wine driven by ripe flavors of mirabelle, white flowers and fresh herbs. But the most remarkable fact about this wine is how light and fresh it is and yet how much flavors are packed into this featherweight. The finish is delicately broad and airy." (10/2012) The Wehlener Sonnenuhr is, without question, the most famous of vineyard sites within the Prum Estate and if not all of the Mosel Valley. With its south-southwest exposure, weathered grey slate and ridiculous steepness (up to 70%) it provides an optimal growing climate for Riesling. The wines from here show fantastic depth of stone fruit flavors accompanied by a fine line of minerality and length. The 2011 vintage was marked by perfect springtime weather conditions, a nice, drawn out, somewhat cool summer and lovely fall that allowed for extended hang times and, in turn, excellent ripening. Somewhat similar to the 2007 vintage, the quality in 2011 is fantastic and the wines are abundant. The 2011s will be slightly more accessible earlier on (5-15 years depending on Prädikat), but with their complexity, elegance and fine structure the aging potential is frustratingly fantastic (patience may be required). (Eric Story, K&L)

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