White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Nahe
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    December 31, 2020 - This is drinking very young at the moment, offering lots of great, classic Riesling notes articulated beautifully but without the complexity one images will come given the obvious depth and balance of this wine. Today you might find tropical fruits, hints of petrol, acacia, and wonderful pure honey - but I imagine in 20, 30, 40 years this will all be joined by fun tertiary notes that make Riesling so ageable. From 375mL

  • jshufelt wrote: 98 points

    August 11, 2018 - Celebrating my 50th birthday (again): The few notes I've seen here have piqued my curiosity for a long time. Is this wine really that good?

    In the glass, saturated caramel orange, with emphasis on the orange. On the nose, an astonishingly concentrated and almost electric burst of peach, mango, and passionfruit; I'm not sure I've ever had a dessert wine with aromatics this pronounced, this aggressive. On the palate, deep dives into peach and mango, with red currants, honey, and a bit more passionfruit for good measure. Toffee, mandarin oranges, and caramel make appearances from time to time. Intensely concentrated, but not cloying in the least, with ample acidity supporting what, intellectually, must be a ridiculous level of residual sugar, with a very long, silky finish. If anything, this dessert wine is...refreshing?

    Yes: it really is that good.

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  • CamWheeler wrote: 97 points

    April 11, 2018 - SLDS April 2018: Orange, mandarin, pear and lemon with some swirling spices through the nose. The palate is electrifying, bursting with super concentrated fruit and crackling acidity. The sweetness sits in the background, giving the wine extra dimension rather than taking the focus. Brilliant, a genuine wow wine.

  • beaunehead Likes this wine: 99 points

    July 31, 2013 - Deep amber color in it's core yet showing some green notes on the rim - will it age forever? Incredibly seductive aromas of dried fruits and flowers layered with wildflower honey lead to a palate bursting with juicy sweet baked pear and apple tart, honey, caramel, toffee, walnut and pecan pie, and an amontillado note on the long, long, energizer bunny still going finish. If there is eiswein in heaven, it's this one.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 95 points

    December 15, 2011 - Intense peach aromas with great white floral aromas. Flavors of peach and peach pie, layers and layers of flavor. Fruit is incredibly balanced with wonderful spice, then lengthened and intensified by the wine's vibrant acidity. Both power and finesse all the way through its long finish. Great now, this will last a great, long time.

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  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2002, Issue #18, 4/1/2012 (link)

    (Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/25/2008 (link)

    (Dönnhoff, Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein Nahe White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

    (Hermann Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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Vinous

  • By David Schildknecht
    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112 (link)

    (Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein #18 (half bottle)) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/8/2003 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    11/7/2007 (link)

    (Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Eiswein) This was rocking. Initially I was a bit confused as the color seemed more advanced than I thought it should be but the nose and palate were screaming. Nose of ripe red fruits, some pineapple and apricot along with a nice minerality but the fruit really shined through. The palate was just what great Eiswein should be. Brilliantly ripe with rapier-like acidity and a finish that went on for minutes. The texture was rich yet creamy with wonderful acidity. That damn acidity. That's Eiswein. Perfect. A wonderful end to a profound evening.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Eiswein
  • Vineyard Oberhäuser Brücke
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 380 (85%)
  • Consumed 65 (15%)

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