Prüm/JJ Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2018

Riesling from Mosel, Germany
JS 95
JG 94
WA 93
V 93
WE 93
WS 92
9.5% ABV
Item # 336125

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750ml
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95 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Brimming with blossoms, at once juicy and very elegant, this Kabinett reveals its greatness at the very long, refined finish that pulls you back for more. Drink or hold. (9/17/20)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett AP #4 is another beautiful wine from Katharina Prüm, but it too, is properly reserved and built for the long haul and it strikes me as inane to be wasting bottles opening them too early in their evolution. The bouquet is bright, pure and precise, offering up a youthful blend of pear, apple, vanilla bean, a fine base of grey slate, a touch of petrol and a topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, focused, medium-bodied and transparent, with great mineral undertow, superb focus and grip and a very long, dancing and very, very promising finish. This will start to really drink well ten years out from the vintage, but its true apogee is probably more like twenty-five years down the road! This is a beautiful young Kabinett. 2028-2065+. (Jul/Aug 2020)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a deep and flinty, stony and herbal bouquet that needs some time to open up. Remarkably deep and complex, round and textured on the palate, this is a charming, mouth-filling and intense WSU with serious grip and length. Still far from being evolved, this is a richer, more complex Kabinett that will start to impress in 5-10 years. Stimulatingly salty on the finish. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. Drink: 2025-2050. (Oct 2020)"

93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "[$52 list] Heady scents of honeysuckle and heliotrope mingle with apple, quince and Persian melon. Succulent fruitiness and wafting perfume are complemented by a creamy feel on the delicate palate. Subtle nuttiness and discreet fruit seed piquancy serve for stimulating counterpoint, leading into a lusciously lingering, slate-lined finish. The exuberantly juicy, vibrant, bell-clear finish offers a lightly shimmering suggestion of fruit/stone interplay. At any given Prädikat level, the Prüms’ offering from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr – while in the long run often “best of show” – can frequently prove less expressive in its first year, but such is definitely not the case here! Drink: 2019-2040. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Light-footed and lean, this zesty off-dry Riesling is enticingly smoky and earthen on the nose, but the palate reverberates with juicy pineapple, mango and lemon flavors. It's a juicy, intensely fruity sip but still tightly wound in its youth. While hard to resist already, it's a bottle that will gain depth well through 2030. Alcohol 9.5%. (Aug 2020)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and wet stone aromas give way to nectarine, passion fruit and lime flavors in this delicate and silky, yet slightly restrained, Riesling. Shows harmony and integration, with spice and mint notes lingering in the background. Features a bright structure and maintains focus on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 200 cases imported. (6/30/20)"
95 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Brimming with blossoms, at once juicy and very elegant, this Kabinett reveals its greatness at the very long, refined finish that pulls you back for more. Drink or hold. (9/17/20)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett AP #4 is another beautiful wine from Katharina Prüm, but it too, is properly reserved and built for the long haul and it strikes me as inane to be wasting bottles opening them too early in their evolution. The bouquet is bright, pure and precise, offering up a youthful blend of pear, apple, vanilla bean, a fine base of grey slate, a touch of petrol and a topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, focused, medium-bodied and transparent, with great mineral undertow, superb focus and grip and a very long, dancing and very, very promising finish. This will start to really drink well ten years out from the vintage, but its true apogee is probably more like twenty-five years down the road! This is a beautiful young Kabinett. 2028-2065+. (Jul/Aug 2020)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a deep and flinty, stony and herbal bouquet that needs some time to open up. Remarkably deep and complex, round and textured on the palate, this is a charming, mouth-filling and intense WSU with serious grip and length. Still far from being evolved, this is a richer, more complex Kabinett that will start to impress in 5-10 years. Stimulatingly salty on the finish. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. Drink: 2025-2050. (Oct 2020)"

93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "[$52 list] Heady scents of honeysuckle and heliotrope mingle with apple, quince and Persian melon. Succulent fruitiness and wafting perfume are complemented by a creamy feel on the delicate palate. Subtle nuttiness and discreet fruit seed piquancy serve for stimulating counterpoint, leading into a lusciously lingering, slate-lined finish. The exuberantly juicy, vibrant, bell-clear finish offers a lightly shimmering suggestion of fruit/stone interplay. At any given Prädikat level, the Prüms’ offering from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr – while in the long run often “best of show” – can frequently prove less expressive in its first year, but such is definitely not the case here! Drink: 2019-2040. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Light-footed and lean, this zesty off-dry Riesling is enticingly smoky and earthen on the nose, but the palate reverberates with juicy pineapple, mango and lemon flavors. It's a juicy, intensely fruity sip but still tightly wound in its youth. While hard to resist already, it's a bottle that will gain depth well through 2030. Alcohol 9.5%. (Aug 2020)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and wet stone aromas give way to nectarine, passion fruit and lime flavors in this delicate and silky, yet slightly restrained, Riesling. Shows harmony and integration, with spice and mint notes lingering in the background. Features a bright structure and maintains focus on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 200 cases imported. (6/30/20)"
Product SKU 336125
Producer Prüm/JJ
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Varietal Riesling
Designation Kabinett
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 9.5%
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