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Dönnhoff H. Riesling Spätlese Nahe Norheimer Kirschheck 2000

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Quite evolved with a full-on petrol nose, some hints of dried flower petals and a bit of chamomile tea. A touch thick on entry, this delivers pretty intense flavors of dried fruit, treacle and lime preserves, all wrapped up in fairly well integrated but noticeable acidity. The finish is a bit short though it does show off the lime and dried fruit character fairly well. A touch boring if balanced. The acidity here really stays with you. This is not great wine but it is giving its all today, drink these up sooner rather than later. 89pts

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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 Spätlese Nahe Norheimer Kirschheck

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
07/10/2012

Quite evolved with a full-on petrol nose, some hints of dried flower petals and a bit of chamomile tea. A touch thick on entry, this delivers pretty intense flavors of dried fruit, treacle and lime preserves, all wrapped up in fairly well integrated but noticeable acidity. The finish is a bit short though it does show off the lime and dried fruit character fairly well. A touch boring if balanced. The acidity here really stays with you. This is not great wine but it is giving its all today, drink these up sooner rather than later. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
07/10/2012

Fully mature with plenty of petrol notes but plenty of fruit still hanging on. Peak drinking window: 2008-2013.


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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Grapefruit/orange nose. Very specific flavor, something acidic - apple cider? Lighter mouthfeel. Light sweetness, huge. $18


Snooth User: akiss4u
3686155
3.50 5
11/29/2007

Three and a half glasses



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