**1997 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese**

*- Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/5/2019)*

Elegant, pure, drinkable, refreshing, and more, the ‘97 Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese was at a perfect maturity point. Still showing fresh fruit, but also aged elements both aromatically and texturally, it had shed baby fat, and revealed its stone cut body, only accented by sweetness, making it a perfect dinner wine.

**1998 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese**

*- Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/5/2019)*

Predictably richer, sweeter and deeper than the ‘97 Sonnenuhr Spatlese that preceded it, this was also at a fine maturity point, with surprisingly more slate expression, despite the additional richness. Gliding through the aging process, some botrytis expression added spice to the classic lemon cream of Sonnenuhr. Twenty plus years of age, and neither wine seemed anything beyond well developed. Fantastic showing.

**2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese**

*- Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/5/2019)*

Following the spectacular showing of the ‘97 Sonnenuhr Spatlese and ‘98 Sonnenuhr Auslese, this was still a bit of a grump teenager. Still it had lovely apple and cherry fruit, and a distinct note of vanilla creme brulee. Moderately sweet, and starting to reveal some backbone, this needs another four of five years in the cellar to evolve and open up.

**2005 Domaine Truchot-Martin Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbes Vieilles Vignes**

*- France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru (7/5/2019)*

Of course this was too soon, but allowing the wine an hour of air worked wonders, as it opened up to an elegant red fruit and herb with robust, almost meaty undertones. The palate was a study in grace, the tannic structure only surfacing near the finish, but always holding things in place. Medium weight and long in the finish, the last glasses were of course the best, as the aromatics became more pronounced and delineated. We all had a few ounces sitting in our glasses for another hour or more, returning for another sniff, and very small sips, as we extended what was a lovely experience.

Our wine earlier in the afternoon was...

**2007 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett**

*- Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/5/2019)*

Currently in a somewhat closed phase, as many 2007s are to my palate. Air helped, and the crystalline elegance of Muller was fully apparent. Crunchy fruit, and a deep mineral base promise even more several years down the road. The depth is there, it just needs to unfurl.

*Posted from CellarTracker*