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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2008
J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2008
(search item no. 102061)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2001 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2003

Despite its still youthful freshness, this rich and at the same time elegant Spätlese (literally: "late-harvest")from the famous Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard shows a fine fruity, floral Riesling characteristic and an underlying hint of mineral from the grey Devonian slate soil.

Serve this refreshing wine slightly chilled! Enjoy it just by itself, if young with spicy dishes and - especially when more matured - in combination with seafood or poultry, but also red meat.

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About JJ Prum:

For centuries the Prüm family has called the village of Wehlen home. The 33.5 acre estate consists of nearly 70% ungrafted vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube, and Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen. Average annual production is 13,000 cases. The harvest at J.J. Prüm is always extremely late, and the wines are very long-lived.