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2013 H. Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese #11

ITEM 8318827 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8381216 1 $30 Aug 14, 2022
I8367127 1 $30 Aug 7, 2022
I8284015 1 $40 Jun 26, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...very fine raisin and grey slate aromas on the nose, richer and riper fruit...juicy and sensual but also pure and piquant, persistently salty and dancing, very pure and extremely sexy. Wow, this tropical juiciness here is alluring.

91Wine Spectator

Redolent of fresh-cut Gala apple and Meyer lemon, this is plush and fruity. Liight cream notes fill in midpalate, with spice and honey hints lingering on the finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Brilliant aromas and flavors of apple, cherry blossom and oyster shell enlivened by herbal spices. At once dense and juicy, with finely chiseled acidity refreshing the palate. This delicate, well-balanced Riesling finishes in its own pure and invigorating style. =

17.5Jancis Robinson

Sweet and sour may be considered a prerogative of Chinese cuisine... Dashes of zest and peel add to this delicious Spätlese experience.

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.