The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr possess an excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavours (typically stone fruits, like peach), a fine minerality and great depth and length. Especially after having been aged for some years, their harmony, finesse and expression is unique.
The grapes of this Auslese gold cap are selected during harvest and contain a certain amount of botrytis, resulting in a higher concentration of the grape juice. It is a "limited edition" and shows itself silky, harmonious and refined, with apricot, apple, lime and mineral aromas and flavours on a light-weight frame. Balanced, its hidden structure is evident in the tanginess on the finish and lingering aftertaste of baked apple.
"Explosively fruity, rich and opulent, with loads of baked peach, apricot and pear flavors that are overlaid with concentrated notes of apple butter and spice. The long finish is filled with toffee and cream. Best from 2014 through 2038."
"Golden yellow. Christmas fruitcake with cherry, white raisin and a trace of honey on the nose. Glossy, creamy and rich on the palate, with subtle slate and brown spices and a floral element interwoven with the wine's glorious nectarine fruit. The brown spice botrytis element adds complexity to the persistently mineral finish. What an auslese!"
International Wine Cellar
"The Prums' 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese gold capsule A.P. # 23 auction lot is scented with singed pineapple, butterscotch, apple jelly, honey, and a radish-like prickle, all of which pour themselves onto a creamy yet subtly nippy palate of imposing richness, if for now neither the elegance nor sheer buoyancy that accrued to some of the other best wines in the present collection. The torrified, butterscotch element dominates at least for now in an overtly sweet, strikingly long finish, but one lacking in primary juiciness or vivacity. Could this simply need more time to recover from bottling? 92+ Points"
The Wine Advocate