Weingut Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese 2016
Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Weingut Donnhoff
Country: Germany Region: Nahe
Grapes Varieties: Riesling
Alcohol: 8.5% abv Packing:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=95 The site-typical nose delivers a head-turning fragrant rush of buddleia and heliotrope while anticipating the juicy, piquant, crunchy fresh red raspberry, pit-inflected white peach and lime that dominate a silken, almost creamy, yet animatingly bright palate. Inner-mouth perfume rises seductively as fresh ginger adds incisive invigoration and an influx of quince reinforces the sense of richness. On one level, the finish is penetratingly bright and vibrantly animating, preserving invigoratingly piquant hints of seeds and pits. Yet simultaneously it seems to float with near-endless suspension into the ether, subtly echoing the complexities that went before and adding a mouthwatering hint of salinity.
JS=95 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.
WA=94 From clay-slate soils and with minty and spicy flavors, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Oberhäuser Brücke Spätlese is very pure on the stony and coolish nose. On the palate, this is generous, lush and sensual but highly elegant and fine, provided with a long, piquant and really complex finish. A gorgeous Spätlese!
WS=93 Pure and graceful, combining a crunchy texture with a firm structure. Offers notes of lemon drop, peach and slate that lead to a long, echoing finish. Delicious now, but will be better in several years once the powerful acidity finds its place. Drink now through 2036.