August 28, 2021 - 91pts. Light on its feet like a Kabinett must be, and not really sweet, since its residual sweetness is balanced by its acidity. Playful and refreshing - the bottle was empty in absolutely no time. Good minerality as typical from this vineyard. For $10 this is absolutely a must have wine in the cellar if one enjoys the style.
January 9, 2021 - Sec et franc de gout.
Constant dans sa qualité, Donnhoff
ne déçoit pas encore une fois.
Citrons, miel et fleurs.
Long et sans accroc, c`est gouleyant et sallivant.
February 7, 2020 - Pure deliciousness bottled under screwcap. A fair bit of spritz that needed to be shaken out a bit. Generous on the nose - white flowers, unripe peach, citrus oil. Tremendously balanced with great emergy and intensity of flavors, sharp acid melded with just the right amount of kabinett sweetness, unripe peach/apricot fruit, grapefruit pith/mineral bitterness, with a squeeze of calamansi lime. A hint of petrol lurking. More expressive than the 2018 (at this point).
August 5, 2019 - Light yellow-green, watery rim @9% abv. Well-defined riesling aromas of petrole, apple, lemon, tropical fruits rubber. Off dry-semi sweet, medium(+) acidity, low alcohol and medium body, Palate of ripe golden delicious, lychee, stone fruit, star fruit. Refined acidity balances the fruit forward attack. Focused sweetness frames the long finish with a slight lemon-pith bitterness.
June 14, 2019 - Fresh, racy nose of citrus and sherbet. Mouthwatering acidity perfectly balanced with the restrained sweetness. Couldn't ask for more from a summer-aperitif wine. Gorgeous.
February 24, 2019 - Excellent as usual, with crystalline fruit balanced between citrus and orchard fruits. Quite fleshy, needs time to balance out, but well on its way to that gorgeous racy mineral tinged explosion of lime and peach Donhoff delivers with precision.
February 12, 2019 - This is a great wine! White flowers, quartz, citrus rind nose. Subtle, delicate, complex. Palate shows good intensity, with lovely balance and drive. Citrus fruits and mineral-ly hints. Salivating and more-ish. Lovely. Pure. It just flows. All at 9% ABV. 18.5/20
January 18, 2019 - painfully young and showing too much acid to really be enjoyable or balanced
December 26, 2018 - l'accord avec les saucisses piquantes était top assez vibrant comme vin beau nez peu ou pas d'hydrocarbures un peu de sucre , rien de dérangeant belle acidité assez complexe comme vin a fait l'unanimité
October 28, 2018 - Nice fruit, very refreshing and a good pairing combo with spicy Asian or Mexican food. Acidity is a little too high imo.