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Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Kabinett 2007

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Max Gerstl: Unglaublich, aber diese Auslese ist noch eine Spur konzentrierter als die Brücke, dabei aber ebenso filigran und raffiniert. Beat Caduff: «Intensive, explosive Frucht, duftet nach dem besten tropischen Früchtekorb, den es gibt. Am Gaumen extrem cremig mit fein gewobenem Körper, enormer Kraft und geschmeidigen Muskeln, extrem beweglich, enorm kräftig und elegant.» Helmut Dönnhoff: «Mir gefällt die Beschwingtheit der Weine.»

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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 Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Kabinett

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,409
4.50 5
01/08/2009

Really complexity on the nose here with an initial set of mineral, salt and gunpowder aromas that are backed up by a very bright lime candy tone. This closes slowly in the glass but offers lovely dusty slate notes. Sweet up front yet with excellent backing acidity giving this really nice cut. The fruit is fresh orchard/apricot toned on the midpalate with a nice lime squeeze finish. There is an incipient saline/mineral tone on the backend that leads to the moderately long finish. Layered and complex with excellent balance and all the components to evolve into something special. Drink 2009-2020 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,409
4.50 5
03/01/2009

Just brilliant Riesling with sharp mineral cut, a touch of green herb playing off the white peach and pineapple fruit and a long finish. great acid.sugar balance kept this lively and juicy. This is a particularly intense bottling. 92pts

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,409
4.50 5
09/08/2009

Redolent of nectarine, chalk and pineapple, this smells quite sweet yet in the mouth one finds superb acidity that enlivens the palate and adds length to the brilliant mineral, green apple and blood orange flavors. Still very young this has tremendous potential.92pts


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5.00 5
03/02/2009

Light nose of citrus and tropical fruits. It's off dry, crisp and refreshing -- love this wine.

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.50 5
03/01/2009

A beautiful Reisling - crisp acidity balanced by a little residual sugar and an intense level of concentration, make this very rich, powerful, fruity wine an absolute winner


Snooth User: JPSFwine
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0.00 5
04/02/2011

Lovely honeyed grapefruit flavors with hints of apples, pears, and white peaches. Wonderful with an apple tart. Maybe just a touch soft for those preferring rapier rieslings. Still, lip-smacking such that 375ml will not suffice for two.


External Reviews for Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Kabinett

External Review
03/01/2013

Max Gerstl: Wirkt im Duft etwas zarter als der Felsenberg, aber die Komplexität ist beeindruckend, die feine Botrytis zeigt sich in Form eines zarten Honigmelonenduftes, dazu strahlen jede Menge Tropenfrüchte aus dem Glas. Im Antrunk gibt er sich extrem zart und fein, das sind tausend konzentrierte Feinheiten. Am Gaumen steigert sich das Ganze immer mehr zu einer wahren Aromenorgie, wow, jetzt explodiert der Wein förmlich und mündet in einen minutenlangen Nachhall der sinnlichen Art.


External Review
03/05/2009

It's possible that Spätlese Rieslings are the estate's best. This example is ripe, tangy, and full of concetrated mineral, which takes the wine to a new level of beauty and complexity. In a word, pristine.


External Review
02/05/2013

Da strahlt pure Lebensfreude aus dem Glas, der Duft ist von unbeschreiblicher Raffinesse. Am Gaumen ist zuerst einmal eine Fruchtaromatik zum Träumen, getragen von einer sagenhaft rassigen, aber zartschmelzend weichen Säure, der Wein hat Struktur, Fülle und Eleganz, eine echte Sensation von einer Spätlese.


External Review
02/05/2013

Max Gerstl: Unglaublich, aber diese Auslese ist noch eine Spur konzentrierter als die Brücke, dabei aber ebenso filigran und raffiniert. Beat Caduff: «Intensive, explosive Frucht, duftet nach dem besten tropischen Früchtekorb, den es gibt. Am Gaumen extrem cremig mit fein gewobenem Körper, enormer Kraft und geschmeidigen Muskeln, extrem beweglich, enorm kräftig und elegant.» Helmut Dönnhoff: «Mir gefällt die Beschwingtheit der Weine.»


External Review
03/23/2009

To some, Donnhoff's rieslings are considered the greatest on earth, with his wines exceeding all others in clarity, polish, complexity and sheer beauty of flavor.


External Review
03/19/2009

Dönnhoff's Rieslings are amongst the most magical being made today. They are pristine, lacy examples of the variety that are often breathtakingly beautiful. This off-dry Kabinett has an abundance of mineral and stone fruit character and is a perfect introduction to the wines of this estate.


External Review
02/05/2013

Max Gerstl: Am Gaumen vereint der Wein Rasse, Fülle und eine himmlische Zitrusaromatik, da ist Leben, da ist Spiel, da ist Spannung, der Wein erfrischt und betört die Sinne, Riesling vom Feinsten und von unübertrefflicher Präzision.


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Max Gerstl: Unglaublich, aber diese Auslese ist noch eine Spur konzentrierter als die Brücke, dabei aber ebenso filigran und raffiniert. Beat Caduff: «Intensive, explosive Frucht, duftet nach dem besten tropischen Früchtekorb, den es gibt. Am Gaumen extrem cremig mit fein gewobenem Körper, enormer Kraft und geschmeidigen Muskeln, extrem beweglich, enorm kräftig und elegant.» Helmut Dönnhoff: «Mir gefällt die Beschwingtheit der Weine.»

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