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Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken 2008

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Donnhoff Riesling SchloBbockelheimer Felsenberg Trocken 2008

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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 Riesling Trocken

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,970
0.00 5
07/16/2012

Tight on the nose with some oily, raw nut notes over a base of quartz and raw quince. Bright acidity cuts down the middle of the palate but the fruit seems to struggle to stay with it, falling away to the sides in the mouth. This is lean and focused but lacks a bit of snap. A lot of green apple, citrus and unripe apricot flavors are attractive, but this also lacks a bit of length. It finishes on the dry side for a Spatlese. A bit disjointed. 88pts


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Snooth User: atonalprime
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3.50 5
11/07/2009

Floral nose, very juicy and intense flavors of stonefruits and lots of acid.

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  • Snooth User: atonalprime
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    4.50 5
    11/07/2009

    Complex and intense burst of minerality, stone fruits, and lychee. A fantastic finish that begs to be followed by another glass.


    External Reviews for Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken

    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    04/28/2010

    Mint and oregano; lime and blueberry; quarry dust and struck flint scent Donnhoff-s 2008 Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett, which displays juicy citrus and cooling herbal notes on a palate of notable compactness and slatey intensity, dramatica... Wine Advocate. A Riesling wine from Nahe in Germany. 2008 Hermann Donnhoff Riesling Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg 750ml


    External Review
    Source: Vintners Cru
    03/15/2012

    "Fresh lemon, grapefruit, diverse red berries and buddleia hauntingly scent the Donnhoff 2008 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese and inform a palate of utmost refinement and delicacy, transparent to salt, stone, gingery spice, and floral diversity. Juicy, tart, faintly bitter suggestions of fresh pineapple add invigoration to a long, refreshing finish. This represents an unusually vivacious, incipiently complex Kirschheck with all of the seductive allure one has come to expect from this bottling. It should be fascinating to follow for 15-20 years, although it-s irresistible young. " Wine Advocate , #187 Feb 2010, David Schildknecht


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    11/16/2009

    A Riesling wine from Nahe in Germany. 2008 Hermann Donnhoff Riesling Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg 750ml


    External Review
    Source: Vintners Cru
    12/23/2014

    "Thyme, mint, lime, and orange inform the nose of Donnhoff's 2008 Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese which offers a lither texture and brighter, more saline mineral dimension than one is used to. In fact, it's remarkable the degree to which this resembles the corresponding Brucke in its intricate interweaving of herbal, mineral, citrus, and red berry strands, while wreathed in an aura of smoke and crushed stone. don't be deceived, says Donnhoff, there's a lot more stuffing behind this Hermannshohle. And by the way, the analyses of these Spatlesen, including Kupfergrube, are almost identical; the handling in the cellar was the same; and there aren't even 500 meters to separate the three of them. Plan to follow this for 20 or more years and to expect - as its author suggests - further complexity and richness along the way." Wine Advocate , #187 Feb 2010, David Schildknecht



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