2018 Joh Jos Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
The 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese is precise and remarkably refined on the subtle yet complex, terroir-driven and slightly flinty nose. Rich and piquant on the palate, with a vital acidity exposition and crunchy grip, this is a serious and sustainably structured Spätlese from "the other" Sonnenuhr. The finish is so mineral that it tastes almost dry and if not now in 10 or 20 years. This is a great ZSU to be served in a decade or two. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)
Honeysuckle and heliotrope garland lightly poached pear and quince on a seductively scented nose and a creamy, slightly syrupy but delicate palate. Marzipan and hazelnut cream lend a confectionary cast. Into the finish, though, rushes sufficient fresh pear and apple juiciness to refresh, while subtle piquancy of their seeds and a hint of black tea smokiness serve for welcome counterpoint and pushback to the sweetness. While it’s not as effusively ripe as its Wehlener counterpart nor as brightly engaging as this collection’s Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese, this lusciously lingering beauty has a long life ahead of it, even by estate standards.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
At once delicately spicy, but well-structured with so many subtle nuances, this is a very sophisticated Spätlese with only a hint of sweetness. Very long, spicy and smoky finish, and just beginning to open up. Drink or hold.