Lunch Monday to celebrate Laura’s 50’th BD (1971):
- Joh.Jon.Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (QmP; A.P.Nr.25 76 511 2572; EA; 10%) 1971: Deep golden/burnished bronze color; beautiful cedary botrytis/peachy/apricotty old Mosel very complex nose; bit soft very rich/lush intense botrytis/apricotty/peachy slightly sweet cedary slight R/floral very complex beautiful flavor; very long/lingering slightly sweet mostly botrytis/peachy/apricotty very slight R/floral very complex old Mosel cedary beautiful finish that goes on&on; a beautiful fully mature JJPrum that should go on another 10 yrs at least; no signs of oxidation; very pricey at $10.99 (Berbiglia)
- Bischofliches Priesterseminar Wiltingen Kupp Qualitatswein (feinste Auslese; Eiswein; geerntet am 26.12.1970; EA) Trier 1970: Deep golden/bronze color; slight earthy rather grapey/cedary ripe R/floral somewhat LateHrvst/passito-like bit smokey/cedary fairly complex lovely nose; fairly tart grapey/R/bit floral rateher passito/LateHrvst slightly sweet bit simple interesting some complex flavor; fairly long fairly sweet grapey/floral/R/LH/passito cedary bit complex finish; a lovely fully mature Eiswein but a bit diminished in intensity; way overpaid at $14.19 (K)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- The emphasis was finding wines of Laura’s BirthYear. Both of these wines had no signs of leakage and the corks were solid & came out intact w/ an AhSo.
Both of these wines were in beautiful shape, no signs of oxidation, no signs of going round the bend. I was expecting a bit more intensity in both of them, but the complexity was there. These wines should go on another 10-15 yrs but will probably just fade in intensity and gently fade away into the sunset.
I find that most Eisweins just don’t develop the complexity you get in Auslese/BA/TBA wines w/ botrytis. That was certainly true of this Eiswein.
Bear in mind that 1970 was the yr just before the German’s instituted their game-changing wine laws in 1971. Thus no A.P.Nr. on the Eiswein. And the term feinste Auslese was prohibited.
The BD girl fully deserved these two gems.