White - Off-dry

2005 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • > Nahe
Drink between 2012 - 2027
CT92.6 46 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    November 30, 2014 - Maybe not as open as it good be but still rather amazing.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 14, 2014 - Delicious white peach, grapefruit, and petrol on the nose and palate with elegant acidity and minerality on the finish.

  • achim_m wrote: (90 points)

    May 19, 2014 - Aged nicely. Still fruit there. IMHO this could be kept for another 5+ years.

  • sayward Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 28, 2014 - 2014 Wine Dinner at Kingston (Fairfield, CT): Drank blind and most picked it as a German riesling. However, most people thought it was a younger wine. This has a lot of life left in it. It is a very delicate and enjoyable wine with hints of pineapple and tropical fruit on the nose. The finish was non-confrontational and left me wanting for more.

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  • jwolf99 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 15, 2013 - Four years since the last bottle and very little has changed. Bright apple, pear and citrus are still shining through. Spritz is gone and acidity seems to have tamed, but that's about it. To be expected after this much time. But allows all of the other flavors and fruit to take center stage. Long, delicious finish with butterscotch and key lime notes. Truly excellent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2007, Issue #130 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/24/2006 (link)

    (Dönnhoff, Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4, The Beautiful Wines of Hermann Dönnhoff

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2006, Issue #2, First Look at the 2005 Vintage in Germany: Six Benchmark Properties

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Norheimer Dellchen
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 844 (87%)
  • Consumed 124 (13%)

Food Pairing

pork ribs

Who Likes This Wine

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