White - Off-dry

2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Nahe
Drink between 2015 - 2032 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • acyso wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2016 - HDH auction tasting at Tru; 6/24/2016-6/25/2016 (Chicago, IL): #12-10, 8.5% abv. Mea culpa. The attitude I had against the 2009 vintage was wrong. This is a delicoius bottle of Spätlese that, despite the obvious signs of Prädikat creep, remains well within the classification of Spätlese. Quite light, but this is immensely sweet at the same time. Crisp, with lots of sweet apple and tropical fruit. No signs of botrytis -- despite the crazy sweetness on this, this is still a clear and crisp bottle of riesling.

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  • salil wrote: (93 points)

    March 27, 2016 - Really liked this - an array of ripe citrus, apple, and other orchard fruits augmented with floral, spicy, and mineral notes, all conveyed with remarkable polish and focus on a lightweight frame. A fantastic Spätlese that has a ton of complexity, but also a sheer lightness and joie de vivre that makes it far too easy to drink.

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  • indiscriminate palate wrote: (91 points)

    March 27, 2016 - The nose doesn't give much, but the palate is pure joy - not something I usually associate with Donnhoff, but what I love about 2009. Rich, ripe stone and orchard fruit and lime. Fairly rich, with ripe fruit yielding to lime and green apple. Not overly complex but happy happy joy joy. Again, not what I expect to say about Donnhoff.

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  • clairenclarence wrote: (93 points)

    March 21, 2016 - nd more years

  • rocknroller wrote: (93 points)

    June 27, 2015 - Monthly Tasting Group: Rieslings and Thai Food (Sen Yai Sen Lek, Mpls): Light gold color. 2oz pour over 45 minutes. Maybe not quite as spellbinding as the last bottle, but not far from it. The fruit is intense and pure, sweet, pineapple, exotic fruit, kiwi, passion fruit, great acidity, long finish. Will be interesting to see these with 15-20 years on them!

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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 58 (5%)
  • In Cellars 979 (82%)
  • Consumed 163 (14%)

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Apperitif, curries, seafood

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