Dr. F. Weins-Prüm, Erdener Prälat Riesling Spätlese Mosel 2002

Weins-Prum Pralat 2002 #1

From old, ungrafted vines in two parcels totally .10 ha; from a steep, south-facing, sun-bathed vineyard in the Middle Mosel.

This is AP#3.

Yellow-gold.  Eggy reductive notes still: much easier to read this on day two.  Pungent, bold and sienna-spicy, its flavors tilt towards the red oxides of the Ürzig: maple, apples lightly sautéed in cinammon and butter, yellow nectarine.  Yet this is fine-boned and complex for all its bigness.  For Erdener Prälats, the conciliation of mass and nuance is an incremental one; at twelve years on, this is shedding the thunder of its youth, emerging more intricate, beginning to reveal its facets.  Dancing acidity.  Galvanic and long, with a lingering hint of sassafras and mineralic slate.   Still miles to go.  Now – 2025+.

Weins-Prum Pralat 2002


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