2018 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is very precise and intense on the concentrated and fleshy, deep and firmly structured, mineral and herbal nose. Round and generous on the palate, this is a sweet, piquant and salty, very intense and juicy Auslese that needs 10-15 years to get rid of its baby fat. Very promising. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)
Scents of quince and apple jelly are accompanied by a surprisingly greenhouse-like evocation of diverse flowers and foliage. I say “surprisingly” because many of the Prüm 2018s deliver an especially heady, sweet, and often even decadent sort of floral perfume. Honeydew and Persian melons supply extremely ripe yet freshly juicy fruit that, when combined with the confitured quince and apple, make for an exceedingly luscious midpalate impression, reinforced by textural gloss and prominent but not excessive sweetness. The finish lingers impressively, reprising a welcome inner-mouth hint of flower shop. Look for this to deliver much more in future and to enjoy at least the typical ageworthiness of a Prüm Wehlener Auslese, if not more.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
There's a truly staggering interplay of mineral freshness and super fine, white peach, mangosteen and fresh pineapple in this dangerously vibrant Auslese, which lifts you out of your chair. Enormous aging potential, but so seductive now. Drink or hold.