White - Off-dry

2005 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • Nahe
Drink between 2012 - 2027 (Edit)
CT92.6 57 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • portman63 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 4, 2017 - Lovely! Light yet with great persistence. Peaches and hibiscus flowers with just a touch of slate/petrol. Kept improving over the whole evening. I love this style because they can complement a light savory main course AND hold it for an hour or so then pair it with fruit like peaches or pears with cream as a dessert as seems not to heavy for an over hot Labor Day evening.

  • MartyL wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Outstanding. Exotic fruit aromatics. Good balance of sweetness and acidity. Mouthwatering and great with food. There is real complexity here but you want to guzzle this.

  • kenv Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 29, 2016 - Magnum brought to BerserkerFest at Jay Hack's. Just wonderful. Full, crisp with a nice balanced sweetness. Enormously complex with a very long finish. Stunning stuff. Goes perfectly with smoked pork butt.

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  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    October 11, 2015 - This is in a great place right now, still holding onto a full range of fruit favors, while also showing more underlying minerals, and just a touch of a more evolved, smoky element. It's still quite rich, so there' plenty of room for further development. That said I may blow through these pretty quickly, as my wife really likes it!

  • salil wrote: (93 points)

    September 30, 2015 - This is drinking superbly. Packed with bright fruit - an array of ripe apples, peaches, and white cherry flavours, with more savoury smoky and mineral accents augmenting the fruit. Incredibly polished and silky in the mouth with a faintly creamy texture, remarkably light on its feet, and finishing very long.

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Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2005, Issue #27, 3/1/2015 (link)

    (Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)

    (Hermann Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/24/2006 (link)

    (Dönnhoff, Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4, The Beautiful Wines of Hermann Dönnhoff

    (Hermann Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2006, Issue #2, First Look at the 2005 Vintage in Germany: Six Benchmark Properties

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Norheimer Dellchen
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 4260031855345

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 869 (82%)
  • Consumed 188 (18%)

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