2015 Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese

Year: 2015
Appellation: Nahe
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 9.0%
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"This is spicy, evoking vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon notes, with accents of apple and smoky slate. Racy and harmonious, presenting a long, expansive finish. Drink now through 2036.—B.S." (WS)

"The 2015 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese is clear, piquant and salty on the nose, with great purity and a lovely flintiness framing the ripe yellow apple and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, this is a pretty, complex and salty Spätlese with generous but delicate fruit and lingering mineral tension and salinity. Grown on the same soil as the Leistenberg Kabinett (grey slate) but from a fully south-facing site, this is a perfect Spätlese terroir. Although this wine has just 9% alcohol, it is intense and complex and has 65 grams of residual sugar. It is a really full-bodied Riesling." (WA)

Winery Notes:
The most loveable vineyard at its most loveable, at least until the veritable invasion of minerality, the almost wasabi-greenness and the Margarita finish. - Terry Theise