2016 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese

Year: 2016
Appellation: Nahe
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 93
James Suckling: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
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"Pure and graceful, combining a crunchy texture with firm structure. Offers notes of lemon drop, peach and slate that lead to a long, echoing finish. Drink now through 2036.—A.Z." (WS)

"Super-cool and super-racy, this Spätlese has electric freshness and dangerously intense minerality, the complex aromas ranging from lemon zest to pineapple just beginning to open up. Better from 2018 and decades of ageing potential here. Made from organic grapes and Fair'n Green certified." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Dönnhoff’s monopole site along the river, in which the soil visibly changes in the space of about 100 yards – four times. The past few years it has given Helmut’s weightiest wines. Amazing: from these 2.5 acres come white wines more noble and complex than any on this earth from one of the greatest vintners alive!

"*** Spring frost reduced the yields, though not as much as had been feared; perhaps you saw pictures of the night-lit vineyard as Cornelius worked on warming things up. It’s a vivid fantasy, a scrutable and visible depiction of this ur-Riesling; guava, salts, fervent spiciness (ginger, lemon-candy) and a stunning finish of herbs, apple-skin and mineral. Both approachable, ethereal and quietly magnificent, if you possess an inner mystic, this wine speaks its language." -Terry Theise