Dönnhoff

Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese Riesling

9.3340 ratings
9.3137 pro ratings
Nahe, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Lithe, graceful, packed full of sunny apricot and apple, lemon, honey, mint, smoke and cool stone. Still packing a wallop on day 2 and would develop for a decade or more I’m sure.

Lithe, graceful, packed full of sunny apricot and apple, lemon, honey, mint, smoke and cool stone. Still packing a wallop on day 2 and would develop for a decade or more I’m sure.

May 20th, 2020
Douglas Braun

Wow really pretty nose spiced apricot so intense rose petal dried and high acidity

Wow really pretty nose spiced apricot so intense rose petal dried and high acidity

Apr 20th, 2019
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9.5

Lily perfume on the nose of this Hermannshöhle reminds me both of the corresponding 2016 and of this year’s Kirschheck. That is accompanied by ripe, fresh and high-toned, distillate-like notes of pear and quince. The glossy palate is lusciously fruited, billowingly perfumed, as well as seductively glossy and creamy in texture. Piquancy of pear pip and hints of anise add counterpoint, while fresh grapefruit and white peach contribute welcomed bright juiciness en route to a ravishingly-sustained, impeccably-balanced finish. The covering term “mineral” will for now have to serve the strikingly transparent finish, which becomes more intriguing the longer the wine takes on air. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, April 2019)

Lily perfume on the nose of this Hermannshöhle reminds me both of the corresponding 2016 and of this year’s Kirschheck. That is accompanied by ripe, fresh and high-toned, distillate-like notes of pear and quince. The glossy palate is lusciously fruited, billowingly perfumed, as well as seductively glossy and creamy in texture. Piquancy of pear pip and hints of anise add counterpoint, while fresh grapefruit and white peach contribute welcomed bright juiciness en route to a ravishingly-sustained, impeccably-balanced finish. The covering term “mineral” will for now have to serve the strikingly transparent finish, which becomes more intriguing the longer the wine takes on air. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, April 2019)

Apr 19th, 2019
Conrad Green

Soft, sweet and open. Very pretty fruit. Soft and long.

Soft, sweet and open. Very pretty fruit. Soft and long.

Mar 4th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Elegant, but with lots of richness, terrific acidity, minerals, ripe peach, lime, lucious mouthfeel

Elegant, but with lots of richness, terrific acidity, minerals, ripe peach, lime, lucious mouthfeel

Aug 8th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Always been a fan of ‘10 and its steely frame is softened by a concentrated and pure mid palate. Racy acidity on the finish. There’s another 30 years of ageing potential for the youngsters out there.

Always been a fan of ‘10 and its steely frame is softened by a concentrated and pure mid palate. Racy acidity on the finish. There’s another 30 years of ageing potential for the youngsters out there.

Jun 17th, 2018
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.5

Incredible balance, fresh, revisit in 20 years.

Incredible balance, fresh, revisit in 20 years.

Jun 4th, 2018
Michael Glasby

Love the 02s.

Love the 02s.

May 10th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Perhaps the best Spätlese I have ever envountered! This aged beauty was flirtig with perfection. Like melting snow..

Perhaps the best Spätlese I have ever envountered! This aged beauty was flirtig with perfection. Like melting snow..

Mar 9th, 2018
Connor McMahon

I think this is an appropriate wine for a 106 degree day and pre Game Of Thrones.

I think this is an appropriate wine for a 106 degree day and pre Game Of Thrones.

Jul 17th, 2017