(2012 Vintage) This aromatic Riesling is gorgeously floral, but not cloying or perfumy, with enticing hints of honey and candle wax. It’s lush and ripe on the palate, with concentrated flavors of tangerine and yellow cherry, along with a streak of lemony acidity that extends the finish.
Wine & SpiritsAn almost confectionary sense of sweetness and ripeness pervades the Prum 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese, making it something of an exception in a vintage collection generally noteworthy for the restraint of residual sugar. Apple candy, caramel, and vanilla mingle on a creamy palate, with hints of salt, stone, and apple pit happily offering some counterpoint in a long and otherwise soothing finish. This showed more grip as it opened, and perhaps time will lend more cut and complexity to a Spatlese that on the basis of track record is likely to thrive for another quarter century or more. Incidentally, read more...this represents the first of three lots of "regular" Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese, the last of which was still in tank in September. (hide)