2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
I am not very experienced and/or don’t have the best nose for wine so the nose to me is very similar to that of most JJ Prum’s I have experienced. There was a touch of petrol and some tropical fruit on the nose. Not as much citrus I as normally get. The color was a medium light yellow. Not pale yellow like the 2001 I had recently, but not dark yellow either. The taste was what I have come to expect. Tropical fruits - mango, lime, apricot. All of these wrapped in the creaminess and lightness that Wehlener Sonnenuhr offers. The finish was a bit short; not as long as some others I have had and the acid was on the lower end of the spectrum. This bottle was more on the creamy mellow end of the spectrum than the energetic punch in the face end. It won’t be the vintage for a lot of the acid lovers I don’t think. However, this is the only 03 I have had so it could be bottle variance.
This bottle was more of an evening drinker or aperitif to me than the stand alone star that was the 2001 Spatlese and Auslese. The 03 was a bit rounder and more “mellow” for lack of a better term. It would be a great wine to open up for someone that is new to Riesling or wine and wants something that is just super delicious, but doesn’t have too much acid. I think it’s drinking great now. It can still be cellared for a little while, but I don’t think it’s a super long term hold from what this bottle showed. A delicious bottle of wine that was very enjoyable.