I was not going to bother writing up this utterly delicious wine, but Peter ‘The Kid’ Palmer tells me I must. “People need to know”, he says.
Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 1996, J J Prum
A linear, direct nose of ripe citrus fruit. The fruit is stellar in its intensity, but the minerality on the nose beats this into submission as far as shining beams of memory burning laser light goes. It is complex, harmonious and refined. And direct. It is beautiful. The palate has quite a lot of sweetness, but it seems secondary, even this beautiful, ripe fruit and body, compared to the stunning purity of the minerality and acidity. This wine screams into the pantheon of brilliant experiences and leaves a smoking trail through the hall of good times.