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Dönnhoff Turmchen Riesling Spätlese 2006

External Review by We Speak Wine:

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."

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Region: Germany » Nahe

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  • 2006

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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

External Reviews for Dönnhoff Turmchen Riesling Spätlese

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

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."


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points RP: 91 Points



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