White

2008 Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Nahe
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • glou.sf Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 21, 2022 - Pretty, fragrant, and stone fruit driven nose with notes of citrus intertwined. Nice texture and acidity on the palate with more peach, lemon, and grapefruit. Nice finish. A very lovely wine with good complexity. Others liked this even more than me, but I found the 95 Nikolaihof next to it to be a level above.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    January 13, 2022 - Second bottle pulled after the first was badly corked. This is much more what I was expecting, an early maturity dry Riesling with years of life ahead of it. Dellchen is never really about fruit, but more a textural wine, sculpted from rock. Going on fourteen years from the vintage, this is just starting to show the bones that connect Rieslings from France, Germany and Austria. There’s still some fruit, but it’s a secondary element, as it has been since release. Instead it’s an onslaught of minerals, a rockslide as wine. Beyond the stone there is a degree of creaminess emerging on the palate, and promise of even greater complexity and harmony to come as the structural and decorative elements harmonize into a finished portrait. I am glad I opened this, to glimpse what it has become and can become, but sad that it took two bottle to see that picture.

  • Rieslingfan wrote: flawed

    January 13, 2022 - Obviously corked. Smelled like a moldy basement.

  • sooper65 wrote: 90 points

    April 18, 2021 - Still there, hanging on. Perhaps not as fresh but the quay of the fruit beams thru

  • etyc Likes this wine:

    February 13, 2021 - Not particularly overt, but beautifully restrained nose of peaches (yellow fruits), honey and citrus/lemons. Nice minerality with good concentration & extract, this was delicious so much so that I almost finished the bottle myself whilst watching the Australian Open on live television. Will be interesting to follow the development of these GGs over the course of time...

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

    (Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Michael Schmidt
    10/15/2009 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The 2008 German Vintage: Classic Wines of Cut and Charm

    (Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs- Weingut Dönnhoff) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Großes Gewächs
  • Vineyard Dellchen
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 166 (49%)
  • Consumed 166 (49%)

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