White - Off-dry

2006 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • Nahe
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CT91.5 34 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • jfutey wrote: flawed

    May 21, 2017 - Cork crumbled when opening, no ah-so on hand at restaurant so we dealt with the floaters. Color was very much bronzed and there were some faint oxidative nuances of the palate. Madiera, faint walnut, etc. Still, not as much as the color would have had you surmise. Plenty of fruit and sweetness left but this wine is over the hill and fading.

  • Eags25 wrote: (89 points)

    January 21, 2017 - Probably past it's prime. Intense, sweet, slightly syrupy and maybe a bit flabby. Good balance, mouth watering acidity and long finish.

  • cos82 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 4, 2016 - Exactly the same as last time tried 2+ years ago and still as good. Golden yellow in color. Nose of slate and peach. Beautiful balanced palate of honey, peach, a touch of lemon , minerals and a hint of petrol. Not overly sweet. Wonderful with spicy Chinese fare.

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  • RGCM Gananda wrote: (92 points)

    October 4, 2015 - Showed much better than prior bottle. Cork was intact and although the color was still much darker than I expected, it was better than the last bottle. Lemon, lime and pear on the nose. Medium bodied and still a bit above many spatleses, but not into auslese territory. Lemon and peach upfront, backed with lime and pear. This showed considerably more complexity and definition of fruit than did the prior bottle. Finishes with good richness and mineral qualities. The acidity throughout gave a backbone and added some real life on the finish. Clearly, my bottle last week was oxidized due to a compromised cork and this is the real deal. Has the weight, fruit and acidity to continue to age and show well.

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  • RGCM Gananda wrote:

    September 30, 2015 - Cork broke in half and then completely crumbled when I tried to take it out. Color seemed very advanced; a bronze, nearly orange shade of gold. Lime and peach on the nose with lime, pear and peach flavors. Some acidity on the finish. Tasted blind, I might have guessed a much older Auslese, as it was sweeter than I was expecting and had less acidity but also seemed to be much older than it actually was. Came across as an old, faded sweet wine with declining fruit and little acidity left. I suspect the cork was compromised and therefore won't score it. I may try the other bottle sooner rather than later just to see where this wine actually is. Hopefully, this wasn't representative.

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

    (Hermann Donnhoff Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Julia Harding, MW
    8/3/2007 (link)

    (Dönnhoff, Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2007, Issue #8, The Usual Suspects: First Look at the 2006 German Vintage

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/14/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese) From magnum - mineral, wintergreen, green melon nose; tasty, ripe green melon, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 4260031856212

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 233 (59%)
  • Consumed 156 (40%)

Food Pairing

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Spicy Sechuan fare

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