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Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Gold Cap Oberhauser Brucke 2011

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95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): While the 2011 Brücke Spätlese is a bit exotic aromatically from its very gentle glaze of botrytis, the Auslese is completely classic. The very clean and pure botrytis here has produced a brilliant Auslese, which soars from the glass in a blaze of apple, white cherries, gentle notes of honeycomb, a touch of tangerine, spring flowers and a glorious base of slate. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, pure and quite reserved today, with a great core of fruit, racy acids, again, outstanding filigree and magical length and grip on the laser-like finish. This is a brilliant young bottle of Auslese that perfectly showcases the great purity and utterly pristine botrytis of the best sweet wines of the vintage. 2020-2060+. (Mar/Apr 2012)

Region: Germany » Nahe » Brücke

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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

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): While the 2011 Brücke Spätlese is a bit exotic aromatically from its very gentle glaze of botrytis, the Auslese is completely classic. The very clean and pure botrytis here has produced a brilliant Auslese, which soars from the glass in a blaze of apple, white cherries, gentle notes of honeycomb, a touch of tangerine, spring flowers and a glorious base of slate. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, pure and quite reserved today, with a great core of fruit, racy acids, again, outstanding filigree and magical length and grip on the laser-like finish. This is a brilliant young bottle of Auslese that perfectly showcases the great purity and utterly pristine botrytis of the best sweet wines of the vintage. 2020-2060+. (Mar/Apr 2012)

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