Salil's Last Supper: Seeing my previous note, I obviously had no idea what I was talking about six years ago. Beautiful tropical and honeyed notes, long mineral finish, very good acidity, high sugar (BA at least). I still find the sugar somewhat overwhelming the acidity (both are quite high), but quite yummy.
#18-07. From half bottle. Burnished gold. A slightly reticent nose with aromas of almonds, white peach, and floral notes. On the palate this has a rich texture and flavours of a fresh fruit salad with a honey-mint dressing, finished off with a very strong vein of green apple acidity. Excellent archetypal Donnhoff.
#18-07. From half bottle. Burnished golden colour. Some strong notes of botrytis on the nose, with aromas that could almost be sauternes: orange peel, brown spice, and a hint of burnt sugar. On the palate, this is very juicy and bursting with fresh fruit flavours. Insane amount of acidity keeps everything in check, and despite the colour and nose, the palate is more green apple inflected than anything. Lovely, long finish. Donnhoff does it again.
A thrilling bottle of Auslese and a reminder of just how good the best '06s are. Very fragrant though primary, showing a combination of ripe citrus and tropical fruited flavours framed by floral, honeyed and minerally elements. There's impressive power and sweetness, yet the acidity gives it a remarkable sense of lightness and clarity that I rarely find in most dessert wines. Outstanding wine.
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