WA96+, WS94, AG93
Winery/Brand: Weingut Joh. Jos. Prum
Wine Advocate: 96+
Wine Spectator: 94
Anotnio Galloni: 93
Grapes Varieties: Riesling
(WA=96+) More reductive on the nose than the Himmelreich Auslese Gold Capsule, the 2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule (AP #19 13) combines its deeper mineral character with a perfect expression of highly noble botrytis. The finish is piquant and firm and also more grippy and stringent due to the reductive style. The wine lacks the finesse and elegance of the Himmelreich at the moment but is provided with the density and complexity for a long flight over the years.
(WS=94) Offers a rich and spicy aroma, with honeyed notes to the plush ripe peach, melon, and apricot flavors, accented by plenty of jellied citrus hints and backed by zesty acidity. Golden raisin details emerge on the endless finish. Drink now through 2042.
(AG=93) Rich golden yellow. Heady aromas of strawberry and nut oils, with only a gentle hint of honeyed botrytis. White peach fruit essences and mineral salts animate the creamily rich yet delicate palate. More concentrated than the other ausleses and showing a distinctly aristocratic personality. One of the most impressive ausleses of the vintage.