Riesling and Some Reds: Light gold color. 2.5oz pour over 40 minutes. This was oh so crisp and fresh. I'm now going to use the word tangy a lot. Great tangy acids, tangy fruit, tangy peach and grapefruit. Ripe, bright and lifted. There's just some hints of honey. Very well balanced with a long finish. Tied for WWOTN.
Light green/gold. There's a rather creamy aspect to the nose. Not very sweet. Red apple, pineapple, a hint of smoky flint and a steely core define this wine. Some bitter pomelo notes on the long finish. Dangerously easy to drink at 8.5% alcohol. Aside from 3 small glasses for my wife, I drank the whole bottle by myself for dinner with some leftover schnitzel and schweinshaxe. Delicious stuff!
Nice mix of citrus and stone fruit, some green apple in the background, palate has a nice juxtaposition between acidity and sweetness, both on the high side but matching wonderfully and neither gets in the way of the terrific fruit, really juicy long finish
This is one of the more restrained and understated young Brückes I recall from the last few vintages, there isn't a lot of sweetness and the fruit's a touch tarter with a sharp grapefruit and green apple character alongside riper peach and floral elements. Beneath all the fruit there's a vivid mineral undercurrent, an almost crystalline texture to the wine and tremendous acidity balancing the moderate sweetness and keeping it very light and focused. There's amazing balance and structure here, but I have no issues drinking it so young as it's absolutely spectacular right now.
Lots of grapefruit, white florals, crushed rock and mango. Great composition to the palate with expressive, layered flavors of tart pear, apple, tangerine and peach. The acidity is great and the complexity of the palate is gorgeous. Great stuff.
Nice tropical fruits and acidity, as usual. The palate had nice acidity, and beautiful mango, passion fruit and peach tones. Oberhäuser Brücke continues to be my favorite Donnhoff cuvee and while this lacked some of the energy it had upon release, it was still quite elegant and satisfying.
Tasting of Weingut Hermann Donhoff Wines (Taberna): Nose: I took a sniff and said 'woah'. Unique interesting but attractive notes. The smokiness and flinty notes really comes out here with a shot of pesticide without the toxic aspect of it. Very wild.
Taste: Honeyed notes, intense with a dry mid-palate. Many level of complexities that I enjoyed very much along with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. A riesling that brings wild notes with elegance.
Not showing quite as much as it did a few months ago, could very well be closing down. With some air there's some bright peachy fruit and floral elements around a spine of powerful acidity that cuts through the sweetness, and this finishes almost dry, tasting like a halbtrocken.
Really streamlined, light and focused; full of fresh citrus, grapefruit and peachy flavours that seem to be infused with a vivid, crystalline minerality. The sweetness here is quite restrained (especially compared to other recent vintages of Brücke) with really bright acidity keeping it very vibrant and refreshing.
I am not exactly quite sure how to express myself about this wine -- right from pulling the cork it was like sitting down at a bar, next to a person I didn't know, but had a darn good feeling about. And right from the moment I asked her to pass the popcorn I knew we were going to have a great time together. And just from how she passed the popcorn gave me a smile. This tasting note makes no sense.
This wine is was just so much fun to be with -- not to taste, although I did end up drinking the entire magnum and falling asleep with the double hock in my arms -- but rather just to be with, to enjoy and to ponder how beautiful it indeed is.
Thank god I have more, but I should have bought more still.
day 1 - fruit forward and generous, well balanced and simply delicious. richness but not so much a sensation of sweetness. day 2 - although the orchard fruit is still ripe and luscious, the fruit has moved into the background a little bit and the wine is more about earth and rock, brown spices, savory and unctuous. The RS is oddly more noticeable on day 2 on the finish.
Great flesh and fruit, and freshness again with Brucke texture. Not sure how to describe it other than it tastes like where it came form. I often do not love this dirt unless it is in a higher RS wine, but this is wonderful. 93pts.
The man, the myth, the Legend. Tasting with Helmut Doennhoff. (Weingut Doennhoff): It should be the best Spaetlese Doennhoff produces because the vineyard is a Spaetlese and Auslese vineyard, but on this day, it didn't move me as much as the Kupfergrube did. It shows solid citrus, orchard peach, and slate tones, but it doesn't quite get me to whhere the Kupfergrube took me. Still an amazing wine, though.