White - Off-dry

2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • > Nahe
Drink between 2015 - 2030
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • chatters wrote:

    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.

  • wineglas wrote:

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2011, Issue #154 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/10/2010 (link)

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  • 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.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 51 (5%)
  • In Cellars 937 (85%)
  • Consumed 119 (11%)

Food Pairing

Apperitif, curries, seafood

Who Likes This Wine

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