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Dönnhoff H. Riesling Qba Nahe 1998

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Dönnhoff is best known for his sweet wines, and rightly so, as these are consistently some of the most magnificent wines in the world. However, he also demonstrates a mastery of the dry style, achieving a balance, depth and harmony that have become the hallmarks of this estate. I have a particular preference for the exquisite Hermannshöhle, from 60-year-old vines, but really, you can't go wrong with anything that says Dönnhoff on the label. Incredible intensity, leaping out of the glass with force and magnificent authority. Tropical aromas of pineapple, caramel, crystallized mango and mango syrup, packed with concentrated depth and an ultravelvety texture, but somehow tautly-wound, with a finely-tuned, silky balance of power and finesse. Opulent and creamy yet crystal-clear, incredibly pure, virtually unending.

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H. Dönnhoff:
A Nahe estate - and one of the top performers. Not many estates outside the Mosel receive as much attention as those within it, but if there are any exceptions then perhaps Dönnhoff is one. The estate, which is over 12 hectares in size, has been in the Dönnhoff family since 1750, and is currently run by Helmut Dönnhoff. The Dönnhoffs own vines in only the top vineyards of the Nahe Valley. These... Read more
A Nahe estate - and one of the top performers. Not many estates outside the Mosel receive as much attention as those within it, but if there are any exceptions then perhaps Dönnhoff is one. The estate, which is over 12 hectares in size, has been in the Dönnhoff family since 1750, and is currently run by Helmut Dönnhoff. The Dönnhoffs own vines in only the top vineyards of the Nahe Valley. These vineyards are sited in several nearby villages, namely Niederhäuser (Hermannshöhle), Oberhauser (Brucke), Schloßböckelheimer (Felsenberg and Kupfergrube), and Norheimer (Kirschheck and Dellchen). The vineyards are principally slate or volcanic soil, and are planted with Riesling and also some Burgundian varieties. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dönnhoff H. Riesling Qba Nahe

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
02/09/2009

Lovely and still wonderfully fresh. Showing slate and mineral rain water notes on the nose with tangerine rind, limeade and white peach fruit on the light but so wonderfully balanced palate. Finishes with good length. A bit weightier and also a bit more youthful than the last bottle. A lovely Kabinett drinking very well with a decade of positive development ahead. 88pts

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4.50 5
02/10/2009

Fresh citrus, mostly grapefruit on the nose. Off dry, with warm apples and pears and a hint of fresh spice. Finish is short with a bit of citrus. A super refreshing, delicious wine.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
4.50 5
02/09/2009

Very youthful. Some petrol and funk on the nose but not a ton. Perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Lots of lemon and some bitter orange ride on the finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
02/10/2009

Very very nice - excellent acidity, extremely racy, intense minerality. Sweet (8% give or take) yet has the acidity to come off as tart. A fantastic wine



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Dönnhoff is best known for his sweet wines, and rightly so, as these are consistently some of the most magnificent wines in the world. However, he also demonstrates a mastery of the dry style, achieving a balance, depth and harmony that have become the hallmarks of this estate. I have a particular preference for the exquisite Hermannshöhle, from 60-year-old vines, but really, you can't go wrong with anything that says Dönnhoff on the label. Incredible intensity, leaping out of the glass with force and magnificent authority. Tropical aromas of pineapple, caramel, crystallized mango and mango syrup, packed with concentrated depth and an ultravelvety texture, but somehow tautly-wound, with a finely-tuned, silky balance of power and finesse. Opulent and creamy yet crystal-clear, incredibly pure, virtually unending.

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