2015 Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Very nice showing for this admittedly young, dry Riesling from one of my favorite producers.  Very light silvery/golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is intriguing with peaches, salinity, slight ginger and melon along with a nice mineral component.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is delicious and open.  Crisp peaches and grapefruit with a lot of minerality.  Very long finish.  This improved with air and if drinking soon, a decant would help.  It should drink well for the next ten years.  As for food, this will go with just about anything.  Thai food is obvious, but even spicy m

2011 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2011
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Richter's wines are some of the best values in German wines available here in the US.  This is a dry version with just a touch of age on it.  Very nice.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has peaches, wet rocks, spice with the slightest touch of diesel.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, the peaches carry thru with underlying minerality.  This is dry.  The finish has some warmth to it.  It is drinking well right now, and should continue to do so for the next five years or so.  It worked nicely on its own but is better with food.  A beet and goat cheese salad was perfect.  

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Drunk over two consecutive nights, this was a bit better on night 2.  Deep golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has pineapple, slight honey, wet rocks and just a bare whiff of petrol.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Pineapple and some tropical fruits.  Nice underlying minerality.  Viscous texture.  Lingering finish.  A very nice wine.  This should easily go another decade and probably two.  It will work great early or late in a meal and also pair well with fruit salads.  

2015 Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Donnhoff is one of the top producers of Riesling's in the world.  This is a dry version from the excellent 2015 vintage.  While still young, this wine was fantastic.  Light golden in color with some green hues.  The nose is pretty with peaches, salinity, and lots of minerals.  On the palate, this is full bodied.  It has a nice sturdy crispness but abundant fruit as well.  Peaches with underlying minerality.  Very long and rich finish.  Delicious.  This should drink well for another ten to twelve years.  It will go with a wide variety of foods - practically anything.  

1994 Kurt Darting Dürkheimer Hochbenn Muskateller Trockenbeerenauslese, Germany, Pfalz, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1994
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This was a fascinating wine.  From a 500ML bottle.  Muskateller is from the Muscat family of grapes.  Although it is a white grape, it was very dark in color.  The bottle was 26 years old and the wine had seeped up to the top of the cork.  That said, it was a very nice showing.  Deep brown with tinges of red and orange, clear and bright.  The nose is great with honeyed figs, peaches and also blood oranges.  Viscous and sweet, not cloying.  On the palate, there is nice acidity.  The honeyed figs come thru and also a cherry note.  Long finish.  Complex and delicious.  This should have a long

2016 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Rothenpfad Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$55.00USD

This was my first time trying this producer.  Obviously young, this is drinking with precision but also delicious.  Light golden in color.  The nose has nice minerality/wet stones with slight grapefruit.  On the palate, this has a nice backbone of acidity. It is dry.  There is some grapefruit but its mostly about minerality and energy.  Long finish.  This should continue to improve and mature for five to seven more years and be good for another ten to fifteen after that.  It will go with a wide variety of food.  Salmon would be a nice choice.  Great on its own as well.  

2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

Another great showing for this.  A tremendous value.  Light golden in color with slight green hues.  The nose has wet rocks, slight peaches and lemons.  Mildly viscous.  On the palate, this is crisp and just a bit sweet.  The peaches and minerality carry thru.  Long finish.  This is still young but drinks well.  It should easily last another decade.  Great on its own and a nice match with a lighter salad.  

2011 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2011
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$50.00USD

Great showing for this wine.  Still youthful but drinking nicely.  Medium golden in color.  The nose is clean (no diesel) with minerality/wet rocks and some pineapple.  On the palate, this is more about minerals but there is a bitters quality as well.  And the pineapple comes through too.  This is sweet but not overtly.  Well balanced by the acidity.  Long finish.  This will go with a lot of foods and also drink well on its own.  It went great with a spinach salad.  It should continue to mature for the next five to ten years and be good for ten to fifteen more.  

2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2007
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Gorgeous wine that is drinking quite well if still on the youthful side.  Light golden in color.  The nose is pretty with minerals, smoke, slight peach, slight floral tones.  On the palate, this is medium bodied, slightly viscous.  It has a bit of sweetness but not overt.  The smoke and minerals come thru.  Not quite "wet rocks", but minerality.  Good acidity.  Moderate finish.  This will continue to develop but won't get better.  It will last another ten to twelve years.  A nice match for Thai food.  

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