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Niederhauser Hermannsholle Spatlese Donnhoff 2001

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells fantastic. All crushed rock, spiced, with floral and tobacco top notes and a core of smoky grilled pineapple and apricot. Reminds me of North African cuisine. On the palate this is big and rich, still with plenty of sugar that is well balanced by the acidity. At first, there is far less interesting stuff going on in the mouth than on the nose and this feels a bit syrupy. There’s a lot of fruit still here, some pink grapefruit, apricot and more grilled pineapple notes, but they lack a little brightness until the acidity returns on the moderately long finish. With air, the mineral notes start to add detail in the mouth. If there is a gripe here, it’s that the intensity of the palate makes the finish seem feeble, but this still has all its pieces in place. 93pts

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Region: Germany » Nahe

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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 Niederhauser Hermannsholle Spatlese Donnhoff

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065229,335
0.00 5
07/10/2012

This smells fantastic. All crushed rock, spiced, with floral and tobacco top notes and a core of smoky grilled pineapple and apricot. Reminds me of North African cuisine. On the palate this is big and rich, still with plenty of sugar that is well balanced by the acidity. At first, there is far less interesting stuff going on in the mouth than on the nose and this feels a bit syrupy. There’s a lot of fruit still here, some pink grapefruit, apricot and more grilled pineapple notes, but they lack a little brightness until the acidity returns on the moderately long finish. With air, the mineral notes start to add detail in the mouth. If there is a gripe here, it’s that the intensity of the palate makes the finish seem feeble, but this still has all its pieces in place. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065229,335
0.00 5
07/10/2012

This is the cream of the crop with plenty of rich fruit left and deep mineral notes that offer contrast. At peak and still exceptional. Peak drinking window: 2010-2017




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