2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Joh. Jos. Prüm is one of the stars of the Mosel region in Germany. The estate was split up in 1920 when the S.A. Prüm winery was established. Today the winery holds 14 acres of vineyards in Mosel. The vineyards in their portfoloi are; Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Badstube and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr. Depending on the vintage, the winery produces between 10,000 and 13,000 cases of wine each year. All wines are 100% Riesling based.

I find German Rieslings facinating. The kabinett wines from J.J. Prüm are ment to be on the lower end of the quality range, but this is a wine from probably the best vineyard in all of Mosel. It is also a wine from one of the best producers in Mosel. You can get all this, from a good vintage, for only $25. I find it amazing.

Tasting note on the 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Tasting note on the 2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

A very fruity palate on this wine. Their is just peaches for days on the palate, mixed in with some white flowers. (I do not know that well what white flowers taste like but it has a floral taste and it feels more white than red, if that makes any sense) There is also some petrol notes on the palate, but not over the top. The wine is very  focused and has good transitions all the way through.

It does not have the 2010 type of acidity, but that is fine. It has acidity enough to balance things out and it is nicely integrated. I should also comment that the wine is a bit spritzy, and that works quite well for this wine. 91 points

This is a perfect "summer on the porch" kind of wine. If you, as me, prefer the petrol notes to be subtle I would recommend drinking it within the first 2-3 hours after opening the bottle. After that the petrol notes took over too much for my palate.

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