An initial burst of sulfur blew off with time, so open this bottle well in advance. This one is crisp, but it’s less laser beam and more massaging shower head. A touch of diesel joins the apple pie to add richness, and the long finish is dotted with Mosel minerality. Either open it and wait a few hours to drink, or wait a few years to drink and open it. I’d go with the latter. (E.D.)

WHO Joh. Jos. Prüm
WHAT Riesling
WHERE Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
WHEN 2001
HOW MUCH $55


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Evan Dawson
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Evan Dawson is the author of Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. It won the 2012 Roederer International Wine Book of the Year. Outside of Palate Press, his wine writing has been published in Wine Spectator, Tasting Panel Magazine, and the New York Cork Report, for which he serves as Managing Editor. He hosts The Connection on WXXI radio, the NPR affiliate in western New York, where he focuses on community affairs. He is a middling but enthusiastic cook.