Tasted blind in the same flight as Prüm’s Bernkasteler Badstube auslese, this wine is flashier, more of an attention-grabber, with amazing purity and intensity of fruit backed by great length. The fruit flavors of green apple, pineapple and lime are underscored by slate-driven minerality, and the wine, although plump and amply endowed, is well balanced, with superb…
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…
Prüm’s 2007 Sonnenuhr auslese shows a typical youthful yeasty-leesy-sulfur funk, but also layers of ripe pear and citrus fruit lurking underneath. It’s sweet but wonderfully balanced, plump and creamy in texture and long on the finish.
Are the ’09 auslesen from Manfred Prüm just in a dull phase? This wine still impresses for its scents of crushed stone and latent power, but the peach, melon and citrus notes fall a little short of expectations for this venerated estate. Give it 10 years or more to come around.
Pale lemony color. Some initial reductive notes blow off to reveal a classic Mosel nose of delicate flowers, white stone fruit and slate. Crisp, elegant, juicy and packed with mouthwatering stone fruit and citrus flavors. Very minerally, taut and focused, with tremendous length and a persistent, juicy finish.