Donnhoff riesling

Riesling, Estate 2016

Dönnhoff

"Sommelier Alert! An excellent vintage for the world's greatest wine value. Not "Riesling value" or even "white wine value," the greatest value among wine, period. For it is impossible to otherwise obtain such beauty and complexity (and ageworthiness) for such a price. The '16, as always a mélange of (mostly) porphyry and gravel soils, shows mirabelle and iris and persimmon aromas; the mid palate is swollen with mineral, it's almost hefty, and then the finish snakes and curls like the smoke from a burnt-out candle." (Terry Theise)

Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation/ava:
Oberhausen
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Riesling
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
Stainless steel vats
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
1463 imported

Reviews

  • "90 points. Charming aromas and flavors of apricot and yellow apple are emphasized by vibrant acidity in this off-dry style. Shows balance and focus throughout. Notes of lemongrass emerge on the broad finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,463 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)
  • "90 points. Dönnhoff's flinty 2016 Nahe Riesling (Estate) is perfectly round, piquant and fruity, a light Riesling from volcanic soils in the Oberhausen's southeast-facing vineyards Kieselberg and Felsenberg. Elegantly piquant and salty. A gorgeous wine for a sensational price. Too good to be true." (Wine Advocate)

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