“The wines, whether a modest Kabinett or an opulent Beerenauslese, are the epitome of filigree elegance: light in body but intense in flavour, exquisitely balanced and precisely tuned, and capable of the most extra-ordinary longevity. With the rise of so many excellent winemakers in the region, one might have supposed that J.J. Prüm, with its profound conservatism, might have been overtaken and left behind. Not a bit of it. The Estate remains where it has been for decades: at the summit.” - Stephen Brook, The Wines of Germany, Mitchell Beazley
The 2020er Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese offers a gorgeous and superbly complex nose of almond cream, minty herbs, smoke, white flowers, bergamot, and smoke. The wine proves delicately juicy and sweet on the refined and almost light-weighted palate. Some zesty and spicy elements come through in the long finish to tickle to otherwise ripe and honeyed flavors of peach, pear, and apricot. It still proves on the sweet side and will require at least a full decade to reveal its true colors. 2030-2050.