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2004 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Nahe
Drink between 2009 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • GAET Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 9, 2022 - Succulent, très belle persistance aromatique
    Robe : Or, brillante.
    Nez : Sur le citron, citron confit. Puis, il évolue sur la pêche jaune, la vanille.
    En bouche ; C'est minéral. On retrouve le citron et la vanille.
    Trèe très bel équilibre entre l'acidité, les amers et le sucre résiduel. Grande longueur
    Excellent

  • Caruso Likes this wine: 98 points

    September 4, 2022 - Deep golden. This, since release perfectly stored bottle, is quite a step up to my last one. The scents and flavors are quite the same, but this shows much more power and intensity without loosing its complexity and finesse. This is my wine of the weekend, making the dry wines (Abtserde 2010 and 2016 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Molitor white capsule), as great as they are, to loosers. Never ending on the palate. This prooves the 96 points from Schildknecht for the WA in 2005 a bit pessemistic. 5/14/19/10. -2040

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    August 21, 2022 - Some Wine Tasted Watching the Chicago Air & Water Show (Chicago, IL): Walk around tasting. Almost identical to when last tasted at this same event in 2019, just slightly less sweet. Floral start with spice, peach and tropical hints. Still moderately sweet but also so bright, making this a charming food wine. Good+ length.

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  • travelme Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 18, 2022 - Had this bottle I purchased in 2011 from an auction house last night. 8% ABV!! Was concerned a little about potential storage since it was purchased at auction and I moved around several times but upon opening it had a beautiful floral nose that to me smelled a little like a combination of lemon zest and peaches. No significant petrol notes that I often get with some older Rieslings. Still fresh and could have lasted many more years potentially decades. Enjoyed it with friends at a terrific wine party and the most of the bottle was quickly consumed. Saved a tiny bit for a second day revisit. My only bottle of this vintage and it was a terrific drinking experience.

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  • aquacongas wrote: 92 points

    December 8, 2021 - not blind
    As many 2004 Rieslings still in great shape. Not that big as the GG Hermannshöhle but would be nice to drink them together. Still fruit aromas. No petrol, still cracking acidity but even it is dry too sweet in my opinion. 92

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Vinous

  • By Joel B. Payne
    Germany: Ten Years After - 2004 Riesling Spätlese (Feb 2015), 2/1/2015 (link)

    (Weingut Hermann Donnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese) Subscribe to see review text.

Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2004, Issue #24, 4/1/2014 (link)

    (Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese) 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 Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

    (Hermann Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    9/26/2008 (link)

    (Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese) This wine just hit that sweet spot with one sip and whatever was bothering me that day was gone with one sip of this greta wine. Majestic aromas of slate, pineapple, tangelo, grapefruit, cherry, floral spice. Just a symphonic nose. The palate is linear and incredibly focused but juicy and alive at the same time with so much depth and the classic Donnhoff dissolve on the finish which is super complex almost fractal of minerals that explodes and dissolves away. Just majestic wine.

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/31/2006 (link)

    (Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese) This is just awesome and I think with a touch less focus and snap than the '01 but is truly great. The nose was just awesome with sweet tart complexity and intense floral aromas with a rich cassis background. Incredibly expansive and harmonious. Just an amalagam of flavors on the nose. The palate was rich and dense with a great lightness. Ethereal with beautiful purity of fruit and saline minerality throughut. Long finish. This wine is just so complete. Wonderful.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Dönnhoff
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 4260031854393

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 742 (69%)
  • Consumed 320 (30%)

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