The OberhÃ¤user BrÃ¼cke vineyard lies furthest down the slope, protected for much of the day by a 400 metre hill near...Read more...
Lightly evolved on the nose yet retaining fine minerality and nice apple blossom top notes over heirloom apple fruit. This is a bit thick but actua... Read more
Still a bit on the young, sweet and fruity side, this shows a touch of evolution at this early edge of what will probably be a compressed drinking ... Read more
Very light and slightly alcoholic nose with a nice powdered gravel top note and some earthy apple and apple blossom notes accenting a core of light... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Dönnhoff H. Riesling Spätlese Nahe Oberhäuser Brücke
Lightly evolved on the nose yet retaining fine minerality and nice apple blossom top notes over heirloom apple fruit. This is a bit thick but actually turns out to be quite agile in the mouth, with sufficient acidity to balance the sweetness and fine mineral cut. The flavors are both mineral and pollen in the mouth with a faint honeyed note appearing on the back end. There’s a nice clementine, orange peel element here as well, which turns pithier on the finish. Finish shows modest length with a sneaky return of apricot, lime, red fruit and quartz. A sneaky wine that very likely will improve. 88pts
Still a bit on the young, sweet and fruity side, this shows a touch of evolution at this early edge of what will probably be a compressed drinking time frame. Peak drinking window: 2010-2016.
Very light and slightly alcoholic nose with a nice powdered gravel top note and some earthy apple and apple blossom notes accenting a core of light apricot fruit. This smells surprisingly tight and nervous. Lightly if obviously sweet in the mouth, this has plenty of acidity keeping things juicy and a nice light accent note of green apple with a flicker of minerality. A bit plump, but this is drinking very well today for a simple quaffer. 85pts
Still quite fresh with lots of sweet fruit flavors characteristic of the vintage, but this is pretty simple. Peak drinking window: 2005-2013.
Informal note; Tasted September 2007 at the estate with Helmut Dönnhoff: A rich, almost auslese-level bottle, with a very lissome, almost gulpable character; rivers of cherry juice running down the throat. Very impressive. Helmut gave Barbara a bottle as we were headed out!
External Reviews for Dönnhoff H. Riesling Spätlese Nahe Oberhäuser Brücke
Precisely balanced, with a rich texture surrounding notes of peach, grapefruit, red currant and vanilla custard. Its harmonious and picks up mineral and a lively cut on the finish. Drink now through 2028.Another wine new this year chez Donnhoff, its label depicting a stone tower and with the words 2006 Riesling Spatlese Felsenturmchen on the back, reflects one microclimatically distinct portion of the Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg. Smoke-, and black tea-tinged cassis, black raspberry, and blueberry in the nose lead to an envelopingly silken-textured, luscious, succulent, palate loaded with ripe berries and refreshing lime. Hints of smoke, crushed stone, pepper, and black tea add interest to the long, creamy finish. For all of its opulence, this has delicacy, refinement, and riveting minerality, and it actually achieved a very slightly lower must weight than the "regular" Felsenberg. "I almost had a bad conscience bottling this," quips Donnhoff, "but the old comrades - Brucke and Hermannshohle - need to face up to the challenge."
The Dönnhoff estate offers some of the most incredibly elegant Rieslings around.
The 2006 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese rises to the challenge with a performance of unforgettable delicacy refinement and elegance without stinting on honeyed richness. Gardenia and heliotrope offer a heady bouquet sprinkled with framboise and lemon. Red raspberry and quince preserves lemon salt and slate mingle on a creamy seemingly weightless palate in a harmonious colloquy tartness folded into honey and vanilla cream richness. Sensational dynamism penetrating length and mysteriously mineral savory depth (there is already an unexpected note of bitter chocolate) await you in a bottle of this Brucke over the next quarter century. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2003 - Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Auslese GK 1\2 - Germany - Region: Nahe - Apellation: Nahe - Riesling - 375 ml.
Fiery aromatic notes of distilled berries and smoked meat. An intensely concentrated, compact mass of citrus and berries on the palate; embryonic at present but feeds a dynamic dance of striking finishing flavors. This should evolve for years as a great monument to its site.
Undoubtedly the finest 2003 Auslese I tasted is Douml;nnhoffrsquo;s majestic 2003 Riesling Auslese Norheimer Dellchen. Its immensely complex aromas reveals a plethora of fresh herbs, minerals, slate, and apples. On the palate, this wine reveals a depth of stupendous proportions. Powerful, yet refined, it has the ethereal qualitites that mark this brilliant winemakerrsquo;s best cuveacute;es. Combining the vintagersquo;s sensual nature with exquisite precision and refinement, this gem displays crystalline minerals enrobed in red berries whose effects linger throughout its long, sublime finish. Wow! Projected maturity: 2007ndash;2030.
The OberhÃ¤user BrÃ¼cke vineyard lies furthest down the slope, protected for much of the day by a 400 metre hill nearby. With not a hint of botrytis, this beautiful wine is a masterpiece: brilliantly clean, showing the finest of textures, great energy, so svelte yet so delicate too.
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