White - Off-dry

2008 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • Nahe
Drink between 2015 - 2028 (Edit)
CT91.9 30 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • rossi.wine wrote: (93 points)

    January 22, 2016 - Another lovely bottle. Superbly balanced - so vibrant and full of energy. Sweet fruit, lots of acidity, mineral notes and a lingering, spicy finish. Drinking very well, but this will be great for years to come. 92-94

  • rossi.wine wrote: (92 points)

    May 18, 2015 - Tropical fruit, yellow stone fruit, white flowers and minerality on the nose. Ripe fruit mixed with lime fruit on the palate, slightly sweet at first but there is lots of acidity. Wonderfully balanced. Mineral, precise, long. Delicious. Should evolve further. 91-92+

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  • ekallio wrote:

    April 22, 2015 - Now I feel that this is as exciting as when it was really young - a seamless complexity that is now more seductive and less bursting with laser-like energy like before. Really excellent.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dcwino wrote: (93 points)

    January 17, 2015 - Impromptu dinner - 96 Krug, 02 Churchill, 02 Raveneau MdT, 67 Latour, 01 Mugnier Amoureuses & etc. (Blacksalt, Washington DC): Good mixture of fresh whiter fruits like pear and white peach with mouth-watering lemon curd. Excellent concentration, slightly fizzy, bright acidity, layered mineral and lovely sweet finish. Still a bit sweet. Simply delicious and yummy. Will improve.

  • salil wrote: (91 points)

    December 20, 2013 - Tightly coiled at first, there's a stony/dusty aroma over understated citrus and pear fruit, and rather restrained sweetness. Over a couple of hours it starts to open out aromatically, showing more fruit and mineral characteristics with bright acids and wonderful balance, but it always gives the impression that it's holding something in reserve and needs some more time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

    (Donnhoff Schlossbockelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/10/2009 (link)

    (Dönnhoff, Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The 2008 German Vintage: Classic Wines of Cut and Charm

    (Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese- Weingut Dönnhoff) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Chase DuBay
    December 2009 (link)

    (Dönnhoff Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese, Nahe, Germany) This wine blew me away when I tasted it earlier this year. It is the perfect combination of balance, purity of fruit, and mineral depth. Because the 2008 vintage is much leaner than other recent years, the high acidity perfectly balances the residual sugar, allowing an arsenal of mineral and tertiary flavors to bounce off the clean and focused fruit. Truly a spellbinding wine.
    Sommelier's Choice: Top Releases of 2009

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (3%)
  • In Cellars 251 (71%)
  • Consumed 92 (26%)

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