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2006 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese
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cos82 Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 4, 2016 - Exactly the same as last time tried 2+ years ago and still as good. Golden yellow in color. Nose of slate and peach. Beautiful balanced palate of honey, peach, a touch of lemon , minerals and a hint of petrol. Not overly sweet. Wonderful with spicy Chinese fare.
RGCM Gananda wrote: (92 points)
October 4, 2015 - Showed much better than prior bottle. Cork was intact and although the color was still much darker than I expected, it was better than the last bottle. Lemon, lime and pear on the nose. Medium bodied and still a bit above many spatleses, but not into auslese territory. Lemon and peach upfront, backed with lime and pear. This showed considerably more complexity and definition of fruit than did the prior bottle. Finishes with good richness and mineral qualities. The acidity throughout gave a backbone and added some real life on the finish. Clearly, my bottle last week was oxidized due to a compromised cork and this is the real deal. Has the weight, fruit and acidity to continue to age and show well.
RGCM Gananda wrote:
September 30, 2015 - Cork broke in half and then completely crumbled when I tried to take it out. Color seemed very advanced; a bronze, nearly orange shade of gold. Lime and peach on the nose with lime, pear and peach flavors. Some acidity on the finish. Tasted blind, I might have guessed a much older Auslese, as it was sweeter than I was expecting and had less acidity but also seemed to be much older than it actually was. Came across as an old, faded sweet wine with declining fruit and little acidity left. I suspect the cork was compromised and therefore won't score it. I may try the other bottle sooner rather than later just to see where this wine actually is. Hopefully, this wasn't representative.
Anthony Lombardi Likes this wine: (94 points)
February 10, 2015 - Opened & brought to temp for 30 min before serving. Slightly advanced color, but no oxidative qualities. The nose is a blast of lime zest, stone fruit & orchard fruit. The palate is seduced by waves of peach & pear with a texture that saddles creamy & rich but stops perfectly short of being too much. The acidity is spot on & keeps the ample fruit balanced. The wine is quite fresh, yet brings the intensity. Excellent.2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
October 11, 2014 - Included in a church fundraiser wine-tasting. Deep gold color. Tasted like an Auslese or higher ripeness. We were giving letter grades at the tasting and I gave it an A-minus but in retrospect I would lower that to a B. It tasted cloying to my taste with not enough acid to balance the sweetness. One of the more experienced wine connoisseurs at the tasting gave it a C. Others liked it because it was sweet.
Pro Reviews 4
By Joel B. Payne
January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)
(Hermann Donnhoff Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.
By Julia Harding, MW
(Dönnhoff, Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.
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By John Gilman
Mar/Apr 2007, Issue #8, The Usual Suspects: First Look at the 2006 German Vintage
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By Richard Jennings
10/14/2009 (link) 92 points
(Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese) From magnum - mineral, wintergreen, green melon nose; tasty, ripe green melon, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
- Vintage 2006
- Type White - Off-dry
- Producer Dönnhoff
- Varietal Riesling
- Designation Spätlese
- Vineyard Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg
- Country Germany
- Region Nahe
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- UPC Code 4260031856212
- Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 237 (61%)
- Consumed 148 (38%)
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