Joh. Jos. Prüm
Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2009
In the glass the wine has a lemon colour with green shades. The intensity is pale.
The aromas intensity is pronounced. At the first sniff, the wine it an explosion of the Riesling’s classical tertiaries aromas: petrol, kerosene and enamel but also honey and ginger. The primary notes remember the chamomile, melon, lychees, apple, citrus, and the perfume of the blossoms. Notes of flint and wet stone give a mineral to the aromatic palette.
In the mouth, the wine is off-dry with a medium level of acidity. The alcohol is low, i.e. 8%. The flavour intensity is pronounced. It’s a triumph of nectarine, ripe peach, melon, apple, lemon, zest with a refreshing hint of mint. There are also elegant floral notes of acacia and jasmine. The tertiaries see the predominance of the honey over the hydrocarbons. The lasting is long.
This nectar is the archetype of the opulence. Both the nostrils and the tastings buds are indulged by a blaze of fleshy nectarine, ripe peach, exotic fruits and citrus with hints of mint. The Riesling’s trademarks of petrol, kerosene and enamel are already quite developed and clear, especially at the nose. The honey flavour is rich and reassuring. The wine texture is amazing, silky and elegant. Prosit!
Final vote: 93
Price: £36 at Whole Foods