Saturday, November 18, 2017

2015 JJ Prum - great scores!

2015 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese...$53.99
The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP 17) is clear, though still a bit reductive on the nose, offering sweet herbal flavors more than anything else. There are very subtle mineral flavors in the background. The wine is round, highly refined and perfectly balanced on the palate, provided with a lush and sweet fruit, an elegant texture and a stimulating salinity and grip in the finish. This is gorgeous! Keep it for another 5-10 years, though.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmerlreich Auslese...$45.99
The 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (AP 16) displays a very clear, precise and flinty/smoky bouquet of perfectly ripe stone fruits and crushed stones, intertwined with lemon flavors. This Auslese is enormously mouth-watering, incredibly piquant and salty, with an endless flow of lush fruit juice and melting minerals. This is a great Riesling and a digestible, picture-book Auslese.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$36.99
Prüm's 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese is clear, intense and flinty on the nose, very precise but well concentrated; however, it is the most reductive of the Spätlese quartet. Round and piquant, with a stimulating fruit and salinity, this is a very well-defined, crystalline and straight Spätlese of great finesse and elegance. It needs five years or so to unfold all its talents, but it can surely age for 20 or 30 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

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