Not sure why we popped this, but just felt like having a young GG Riesling for lunch. Nice golden hue. A bouquet of honeysuckle, mixed white flowers, and lime zest on the nose. Very nice full mouthfeel with Kafir lime and slight ginger notes. A little spritz on the back end, but this is so young. May merit a higher score when it approaches maturity. A very nice bottle. Would pair well with Thai or Szechuan cuisines due to the lovely acidity.
Unable to rate this. Too young for me and showing a very raw element at the moment. Shows a slight kerosene character which was a little surprising given I associate this with more maturity. A lot of stuff going on in this wine but really just needs time to flesh out the edges and unwind. Very classy and has a lovely slate/mineral streak but is more primary lime at this stage. Impeccably balanced, very promising.
Edit: Last glass is the best. Kerosene has blown off and there is a real gloss and shine to this now. Highly strung and tense but going places.....
Straw colored and clear (and sexy quote friend Arild) (5). Fresh and sweet. Honey with peaches / apricots in the background. Sea and ocean also comes through (13) Soft fizz on the tongue in start, balanced sweetness and acidity. Lemon and lime, honey and pineapple. Powerful acidic without being too much. Well balanced with lovely sweetness (18). Intense flavor picture. There is an incredible amount of taste. This is perhaps my best riesling I have had so far. It literally raging in the glass with flavors. A wine that stands up incredibly well in the glass, which opens with time. I am stunned and want more! (8).
Popped and poured in a restaurant so took a bit of time to get into it's stride, but once it was there it was delicious. Not as sharp and focused as the Dellchen, but more concentrated and with a longer finish. One of the best GGs I've tried.
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(Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs) ($75.00) The grandest vintage since the magnificent ’05. Already amazingly complex delineated aromas and flavors; stupendous length and fervid concentration – it occupies your mouth.
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