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Donnhoff, Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese, 2009

White Wine from Nahe, Germany


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If you love Riesling, you know the name Dönnhoff. If you don't love Riesling-- yet-- Dönnhoff will teach you why the grape inspires such passion. Dönnhoff is the greatest estate in the Nahe and one of the best in all of Germany. The family has had four generations to dive deep into their terroir and perfect their winemaking. Their top wines are long-lived and collectible. That terroir is, of course, key. The Nahe has the most varied soils (including, especially, different kinds of volcanic soil) of any German region, as well as a climate that ranges from very cold high-elevation sites to pockets of Mediterranean warmth. This gives Dönnhoff a painter’s palette of flavors and textures from which to craft a perfect wine.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 91
"Sublime aromas of cling peach, passion fruit and wild herbs. The rich depth of velvety passion fruit is enlivened by an elegant acid backbone that gives the wine poise. The aristocratic finish features excellent length." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 94
"Effusively perfumed with cherry blossom, lily, and honeysuckle, Donnhoff's 2009 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese comes to the palate dripping with ripe Persian melon and packing the luscious, cooling refreshment of a flower- and herb-infused lime sorbet. Subtly seductive creaminess, wafting florality, and almost weightless buoyancy are allied to an uncanny balance of residual sugar, acids, and dry extract that results in a supportive yet in no way obvious sense of sweetness, and this finishes on an almost endlessly shimmering interplay of crystalline and saliva-inducing saline mineral notes with heady flowers and succulent fresh fruits. Anticipate at least the better part of two decade's seduction."

Wine Spectator

WS 94
"This is elegant and unctuous, dripping with supple baked apple, ripe pear and vanilla flavors that are bracketed by lots of cream. Glazed citrus and coconut milk notes mark the broad finish."


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    Medium Bodied

German Wines

Is there a better grape than Riesling? Is there a better value? Its fruit purity, its perfume, and its mineral nuance are all unparalleled. And for centuries, the top German Rieslings were priced accordingly: at least as expensive as the top red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But nowadays you could spend a lifetime exploring Germany’s great Riesling-producing regions while staying well within your budget. You might take an occasional break to try Germany’s other white grapes or perhaps a glass of Spätburgunder (the local name for Pinot Noir). It’s time to get started!

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