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2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese
- > Nahe
Community Tasting Notes 51
July 18, 2014 - Aromas of ripe apple, peach, slight passion fruit and some wet stone. In the mouth there are flavours of juicy ripe red apples, slight creamy notes, very slight tartness perfectly offset by off dry sweetness. Slight tongue coating quality. Very good but very young.
June 30, 2014 - Worldwide Whites (Edina Country Club, MN): It is really not fair to put German Rieslings in these tastings as often times they will be wine of the night and really showed outstanding tonight. As one of the cheapest wines represents the best QPR. Floral, apricots, peach galore, and a touch of subtle spice. Long and rich finish. Drink now till 2029.1 person found this helpful Comment
rocknroller wrote: (94 points)
June 29, 2014 - Worldwide Whites (Edina, MN): Pale gold color. PNP, drank 1+ glass over an hour. Extraordinary nose with an array of fruits, tropicals, passion fruit, nectarine,lychee, pineapple, floral, mild fusil. The palate is intense and deep with ripe tropical fruit, lime, lime zest, pineapple, passion fruit, searing minerality, crisp acid. Balanced and long.2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
Dale M wrote: (94 points)
June 17, 2014 - At first the nose was all minerals and a host of other dry traits, but as the wine opened up, the orchid fruits emerged, as well as an elegant perfume aroma. The palate was a tad simple on the first few sips, but soon expanded into a multi faceted, complex drink. Alan's note of red apple is spot on. I especially loved how light and lithe the palate felt from a weight perspective but absolutely loaded with an intensity of flavor. The back half saw a refreshing wave of citrus and slightly saline tinted acidity that kept everything in perfect balance not to mention vigorous and spry. Lots of life left here, but don't think for a second that this will bring anything less than a smile to your face if opened up today. In hindsight, I would have decanted this an hour or two beforehand. Terrific.4 people found this helpful Comment
alanr wrote: (93 points)
June 8, 2014 - Oh my, this is good. One word: red apple skin. Just lovely intensity and balance, very nice acidity, plenty of complexity and interest, little hints of minerality, all dominated by that red apple skin. Honestly, as much as I should age these, I think I'm getting more pleasure from drinking my Spats young.4 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 4
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Joel B. Payne
January/February 2011, Issue #154 (link)
(Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
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View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009ers from Germany- Another Absolutely Stellar Vintage That Will Give the 2007ers A Run For Their Money
(Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese- Weingut Dönnhoff) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type White - Off-dry
- Producer Dönnhoff
- Varietal Riesling
- Designation Spätlese
- Vineyard Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle
- Country Germany
- Region Nahe
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 54 (5%)
- In Cellars 941 (85%)
- Consumed 111 (10%)