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2007 H. Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese #11

Light capsule condition issue

ITEM 8229702 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8258559 1 $50 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...displays a profusion of flowers (buddleia, rose lily, and cherry blossom) on the nose and cherry fruit and citrus on the palate that combine for an irresistible charm offensive.

92Wine Spectator

Concentrated and built around a core of acidity, this vanilla-tinged Riesling is refined and integrated. Yet, it seems to be withholding all its charms. The potential is in the long, grapefruit, peach and mineral finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Subdued aromas of wild rose, passion fruit and wild herbs. Crisp, polished peach pit flavor is given a refreshing kick by salty minerality. Delicate and quite long, this is a very refined spatlese.

PRODUCER

H. Donnhoff

H. Donnhoff is a 32-acre estate in Oberhausen/Nahe, in southwestern Germany. The appellation is the very small Nahe appellation, and Helmut Donnhoff has been making noteworthy wines on his steep hillside vineyards there for more than 30 years. The estate itself has been in his family since 1750. Vineyards are planted to 75% Riesling, 25% Weissburgunder and Granburgunder. About 7,000 bottles are produced annually. Wine writer Hugh Johnson described Helmut Donnhoff as having “a fanatical commitment to quality, and a remarkable natural talent for winemaking.” The estate’s Rieslings are considered among the world’s best.

REGION

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.