Wine & Ratings
Joh. Jos. Prüm 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
94 Points Cellar Selection

Some typical Prüm smelly notes are apparent on the nose, but there's also plenty of pineapple and pear scents, and the flavors really blossom on the palate; honeyed pineapple, melon and slate-like notes are sweet but balanced by tongue-tickling acids. Long on the finish, where it picks up additional mineral overtones. Should come into its own by 2016 and last 20–30 years thereafter.

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  • Alcohol
    8%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Importer
    Valckenberg International, Inc
  • Date Published
    3/1/2009
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
Joe Czerwinski
Managing Editor

Reviews wines from Australia, New Zealand and the Rhône.

In his role, Czerwinski manages all aspects of digital and print production for Wine Enthusiast Magazine as well as helping drive the creative direction of the dynamic online and print publications. Czerwinski has been a wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade and is a regular wine panelist, speaker and educator for events and organizations worldwide. Czerwinski was previously Senior Editor and Tasting Director for Wine Enthusiast Media. Email: jczerwin@wineenthusiast.net
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