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Community Tasting Notes (23) Avg Score: 93.0 points

  • This seems much younger than six years old and seems to have the stuffing for very long aging. This was absolutely bursting with fruit: green apples, tangerines, lime, white raspberry and mint. Beneath it all is a seam of minerality on the finish and sharp acidity throughout. I could see this being absolutely spectacular as it develops more mature flavors. Paired very well with the saltiness of Easter ham.

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  • Donnhoff is a wine producer based in the Nahe region of Germany. The Donnhoff family has been producing wine since 1750 and is known for their fanatical commitment to quality. I found this Riesling to be creamy with flavors of pear and melon with some lime. It was sweet, a little sweeter than I prefer but it was backed up with good acidity. Very good. RP 97, WS 92

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  • Sweet and complex. Developes a nice minerality with time in the glass. Best on day 4, when the forward fruitiness has given more room for that lovely refreshing minerality and aromatics have become wonderfully complex.

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  • round, creamy, and elegant with great acidity. a soft green apple on the palate. tangy pine needle on nose. i suspect this will get much better, the flavors are somewhat melded at this point but it's delicious juice. 92+

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  • What finesse! Beguiling nose, very subtle, airy, complex, with citrus (lemon mainly) just sticking out a little of a fine mix. The palate follows on the same line, just sweet, with deceptive lightness, which is all elegance and poise. Delicious.

    Edit: retasted a glass in the evening. Confirming all the above I would add that on the palate the flavors were a fine mix of mandarin, lemon and tropical fruit (papaya, I would say).

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154, (See more on Vinous...)

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