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Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Auslese 2003

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Region: Germany » Nahe » Leistenberg

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Winery: H. Dönnhoff
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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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 Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Auslese

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,100
0.00 5
07/10/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,100
0.00 5
07/10/2012

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.


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Snooth User: sarahloveswine
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4.00 5
12/19/2007

Four glasses




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