Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2016 (Mosel, Germany) "...citrus zest, apple blossom, lush..."
"Welcome to the heart of the Mosel! A great floral beauty with an extremely precise balance of delicate fruit sweetness and filigree acidity. Drink or hold." 95 points, James Suckling (6/2018)
"The 2016 Wehlener “Sonnenuhr” Spätlese AP #12 is also a simply outstanding bottle in the making, and though it shares a bit of an expressive nature with the last two wines, it is a bit more buttoned up today behind its structural elements and will need just a bit more time in the cellar to blossom. But, this is typical of this vineyard! The bouquet is lovely and will be very complex in the fullness of time, as today it offers up scents of pear, delicious apple, vanilla bean, a marvelous undertow of slate, wild yeasts, a touch of citrus zest and a topnote of apple blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-full and racy, with a lovely core, superb backend energy and laser-like focus on the very long and seamless finish. A classic. 2028-2060." 94 points, John Gilman (5/2018)
"The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese (AP 23 17) is still discreet, floral and finely mineral rather than fruity on the nose compared to the other 2016 Spätlesen. Lush, piquant and juicy on the palate, this is a firm but sensual Sonnenuhr with remarkable finesse, lightness and lingering salinity. Tasted March 2018. (SR)" 94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/2018)
"Headily sweet scents of gardenia, lily and honeysuckle mingle with those of fresh apple and pear, setting the tone for a succulently fruity, delicate palate loaded with inner-mouth perfume. With an enveloping sense of richness, the finish lingers lusciously, almost decadently. It would be a shame not to allow this some time in bottle before uncorking -- advice which the Prüms would emphatically give you about all of their wines! (DS)" 93 points, Vinous (1/2018)
"Intense but lithe, with lively acidity that provides fine cut to the mango, slate and chamomile flavors. A savory mineral note stands out toward the end, with graceful floral hints lingering on the pure-tasting finish. (AZ)" 93 points, Wine Spectator (3/2018)