S. A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese – 2005 – 9.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy



9.8Prum TBA

This is the first wine I have ever rated at 9.8 (98) and I have been and will always be conservative in how I view and rate wine.

This is a wine with considerable finesse, dense and yet nuanced, a finely sculpted wine that can be served at dessert as dessert.

Though I would recommend cheese–a blue cheese would be optimum in my opinion but if there is no blue cheese then your favourite cheese.  There are very few bottles of TBA that exist anywhere at any given time.  And it is a treasure to partake in these rare moments.  I have been fortunate to taste several.

This wine presents with a dark gold treasure chest hue; a successful Trockenbeerenauslese is a myriad of notes but the taste experience that is satisfying one sip at a time–nothing else is missing–nothing else is needed.  Notes of truffled wild flower honey, fleshy winter pear, Spitzenberg apple, autumnal baking spice, honeysuckle and the ever and almost non-detectable note of Calla Lily.




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