Wine Advocate 93 points - Prum’s 2011 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett is a tad higher in residual sugar and correspondingly lower in alcohol than its immediate stable mates, but as one would expect from this great site, if anything the taste impression is drier. A ravishing nose of heliotrope and honeysuckle, Normandy cider and wet stone establishes the common themes for a palate performance that unites delicacy, juiciness and creaminess to an uncanny degree that only a few of the best Mosel vineyards and their prime caretakers can capture. Mouthwateringly lingering and compelling of the next sip, this rarified illustration of Mosel Kabinett virtue will reward you over the next quarter century. (I recently enjoyed the sensational 1981.)
The J.J. Prum wines have a reputation for being very long-lived and Dr. Manfred Prum suggests that even his Kabinett wines be cellared for five years. The 55 acre estate consists of about 90% ungrafted, old vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Bernkasteler Lay and Bernkasteler Badstube. Plantings of the estate are 100% Riesling and on steeply sloping Devon schist soil. This Kabinett level wine from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard has excellent structure, ripe aromas and flavors of stone fruits, like peach, a fine minerality, great depth and length. There is a unique harmony, finesse and expression after aging with this wine. There is also a beautiful balance between pronounced minerality, vibrant acidity, expressive fruit aromas and flavors. "Shows a well-defined richness to the lusciously fruity flavors of apricot, honeydew melon and white raspberry. A lattice structure supports plenty of spice and white chocolate notes. Finishes with candied ginger. Drink now through 2022." - Wine Spectator
|The Prüm family has been making wine in Wehlen for over two centuries. The Prüm estate began with Sebastian Alois Prüm, whose brother, Jodocus constructed both the famous Wehlener and Zeltinger sundails (Sonnenuhr). Of his six sons, Mathias married and his son, Johann Josef Prüm (1873-1944) founded the J.J. Prüm estate in 1911. After World War I, in 1920, his son Sebastian began to take a more active role in the operation of the winery. Sebastian set out to produce the very highest quality Riesling wines which did in fact later achieve international recognition for their outstanding longevity. After Sebastian’s death in 1969, his son, Dr. Manfred Prüm, began running the estate and continues to maintain an uncompromising standard in quality winemaking. J.J. Prüm wines are among the most exciting and delicious Riesling wines of the Middle Mosel. Prüm wines have a reputation for being long-lived because if their slow development. Dr. Prüm suggests even his Kabinett can be cellared for up to 5 years. Prüm wines possess full-flavored pure fruit and piquant spiciness that express the true characteristics of Mosel wines.