The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr possess an excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavours (typically stone fruits, like peach), a fine minerality and great depth and length. Especially after having been aged for some years, their harmony, finesse and expression is unique. This Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese is a very classical Mosel Riesling Spätlese with a beautiful balance between a pronounced minerality, a vibrant acidity and expressive fruit aromas and flavours.
Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 17 JJ2-16
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95pts Wine Enthusiast– 2017 vintage
FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE – 95 POINTS
The 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese is impressively deep, dense and expressive on the nose that is more mineral rather than fruity. On the palate, this is a lush, tensioned, very precise, elegant, sharply defined and complex Riesling.
It’s not as exuberant as the Sonnenuhr can be, but it represents more of the gray/blue slate soil. The finish is really lush, perfectly concentrated and salty. This is a great Prüm icon Spätlese. Tasted in March 2019
95pts Wine Review Online– 2017 vintage
FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Guava and mango flavors are offset by vivifying citrusy acidity, creating a firm frame on which glazed apricot and star anise notes emerge. Powerful yet elegant, this is built for the cellar.
Give this some air if you must drink it now, but better to wait for a decade or so. Best from 2022 through 2039. 170 cases made.
93pts Wine Spectator– 2018 vintage
FOR THE 2018 VINTAGE
Well-structured and harmonious, with a silky mouthfeel, this is very charming, yet powerful and expressive, revealing saffron and jasmine aromas. The palate features tropical fruit flavors of guava and passion fruit, followed by sweet Asian spice notes.
Star anise and apricot marmalade hints extend on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. 100 cases imported.