Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 2013
The Mosel River Valley is probably the most famous and arguably the most admired wine region of Germany. In its wider sense, it includes the adjacent Saar and Rüwer (hence Mosel-Saar-Rüwer), both tributaries of the Mosel River, however it is the middle Mosel (mittelmosel), in particular between and including the towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Erden that the most brilliant wines tend to be produced. Berkastel, Grach, Wehlen, and Zeltingen are some of the most famous wine towns here. All of the vineyards of J.J. Prüm are located within this prestigious strip. The Prüm family history in the Mosel dates back as early as 1156! However Johann Josef Prüm (1873 - 1944), founded the J.J. Prüm estate in 1911.
This is more of the same, but now with a core of oozing stone fruits (in particular apricot). This is the bottled essence of Wehlener and a wine for the ages. It will be decades before this peaks, but for now it is a gloriously textured thing of beauty that perfumes the breath for minutes after swallowing. The greatest young Goldkap that I have tasted.
“Fine almond and herbal aromas intertwined with stony and fine Riesling raisin aromas to open the noble sweet 2013 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule. Concentrated, sweet and highly elegant in texture, everything is perfectly interwoven here: sweetness, minerals, acidity and fruit. The finish is juicy, salty and extremely noble and the alcohol volume of 8% will lend this wine a lovely drink window of 20+ years.” Rating: 97+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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