Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Pear and apple essences ' wreathed in honeysuckle, heliotrope, lily and apple blossom ' characterize the Prum 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese A.P. #13. With striking delicacy and a vivid sense of wet stone cantus firmus; this combines luscious fresh fruit (adding Persian melon to pear and apple) with the sort of fetching liquid florality that memorably characterizes so many wines in the present collection. A silken texture receives some counterpoint from hints of apple pip and skin as well as the aforementioned stoniness, leading to an unabatingly soothing and enticing finish. Look for at least three decades of delight. (There will be a second, non-auction bottling.)Drink Dates: 2013-2043Author: David Schildknecht
Created in 1911 by a split of family vineyards, this estate has built its stellar reputation on the strength of its long-lived Rieslings. First under the direction of Johann Josef Prum, and followed by subsequent generations, the winery is now maintained by Dr. Manfred Prum. The 33 acres of estate vineyards on the steep, rocky slopes of the middle Mosel produce 13,000 cases annually, running the full spectrum of the Pradikat. These vineyards boast 70% original rootstock, and low-yielding old vines. The resulting wines are known for their full-flavored fruit, spiciness, and slow development, which greatly rewards patient cellaring.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 5 bottles owned
- 2 collectors