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Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese 2001

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is maturing nicely though there doesn’t seem to be much complexity in the making, it is clear and fine with great mineral length. Peak drinking window: 2007-2016.

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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 Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
0.00 5
07/10/2012

This is maturing nicely though there doesn’t seem to be much complexity in the making, it is clear and fine with great mineral length. Peak drinking window: 2007-2016.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
0.00 5
07/10/2012

Tight on the nose and not revealing much, though with air some slate and lime pith appear. Still showing a hint of CO2, this tingles the tongue a bit while revealing only some slate notes that are smeared with lime preserves. Very tight and underwhelming, though this does exhibit excellent texture and balance. Quite light on the palate with fine balance of sugar and acid. A little bright lime fruit pops on the finish along with zesty acidity. This needs a couple of hours of air to really open. When it does, it reveals a clear, vibrant core of lemony citrus fruit dusted with mineral tones. The mineral really drives the long, finely focused finish. An elegant wine that wins you over with its lovely texture and balance. 91pts




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