The nose is very "cool" - not tropical or overwhelming. Same with the palate - very lithe yet still fully concentrated and sweet. Seems to have a minty / menthol component along with the tropical fruit. Medium acidity but not at all flabby. Delicious.
Interesting showing for this wine. When I first opened it there was an intensely tropical aroma of pineapple and mango. Once we got around to dinner that had calmed down a bit, with more mineral and some citrus poking in. It has shed some baby fat, so what was once a lush spätlese has become more linear, though still on the rich side. We left some in the bottle to check on it in 24 hours. Looks like it will be a long term keeper, as the balance is good.
Not a very complex nose, even if it was a little warm. Clove, marmalade, red apple and baby powder. Much more going on on the palate. Texture of grape or apple skins. On the palate, red apple, orange marmalade, peach and candied pineapple. Sweet but certainly not heavy at all. The sweetness is well balanced by a subtle acidity and the marmalade bitterness, especially on the finish. Good length. Delicious and eminently gulpable due to the 9 percent alcohol. Had it with Chinese food which, was perfect.
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(Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese) Light bright canary yellow color; nice lime cream and mineral nose with depth; solid, silky textured, lime cream and green apple palate with dep and medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
(Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese) Light yellow color; deep, complex, sweet grapefruit and mineral nose; a little tight, structured, ripe grapefruit and mineral with lime acidity; medium-plus finish
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