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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I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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