Robert Parker 93/100 Punkte
Wine & Spirits Magazine 92/100 Punkte
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Der 2006 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese zeigt helles, glänzendes Altgold im Glas. Feine Aromen von Limette und etwas Honig, mit weiße Blüten im Hintergrund wirken animierend. Saftig frisch schmeckt die Frucht nach reifer Melone und etwas Zitrusfrucht. Mit feiner Salzigkeit klingt der Wein nach, begleitet von frischer, cremiger Säure.
The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Rating 93 Reviewed by David Schildknecht
Donnhoff’s 2006 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese smells beautifully of iris, cherry, lime, and honey. Juicy melon and cherry fruit are underlain by subtle salinity on a satin-textured palate, and this finishes with terrific refreshment, refinement, and lift – wafting, lilting as though its finish were yet another long inhalation. It’s true, I’m crazy for what Donnhoff does with this site, but the reason the wine’s quality is so often underestimated by other critical observers of the wine scene is because it is inherently delicate and doesn’t demand that you pay attention. Those who fail to attend will leave more for the rest of us. Time will tell how these mature, but my guess is this will be lovely for two decades.
Stephen Tanzer 91/100 Punkte
Robert Parker 98/100 Punkte
The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Rating 98 Reviewed by David Schildknecht
The 2006 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese smells of mint, black tea and raspberry distillate. The herbal, red berry, and honey concentration on the palate by no means precludes an uncanny sense of mineral presence. Salts and wet stone coat the palate even as citrus, berry, and resinous herbs penetrate with almost frightening intensity and focus. No concessions to cushions on the furniture for lolling about (or to easy early drinking) have been made. Lock this tightly-wound and -stitched super-essence of Brucke away for at least 15 years before revisiting and count on more than four decades of fascinating evolution. My guess is that this – even more than Donnhoff’s other 2006 Auslesen – will always taste like a wine from some other vintage, at least when measured against its great Middle Mosel counterparts.
Wine Spectator 95/100 Punkte
Stephen Tanzer 92/100 Punkte
Robert Parker 99/100 Punkte
The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Rating 99 Reviewed by David Schildknecht
Donnhoff’s 2006 Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese introduces a caramelization of fruit and a roasted richness that represent a more obvious expression of botrytis, yet the springs of acidity are incredibly tightly-wound as well and there is absolutely no sense of heaviness. One can taste the effect of botrytis that was being constantly ventilated in the best portions of this great site, concentrating all components, including acidity, while juicy berries also still abounded. The fruitcake metaphor is overused and fails to capture the appropriate sense of levity, fluidity, and elegance. Suffice it to say that dried fruits, toasted nuts, citrus rind, honey, white raisin, baking spices, spiritous fruit essences, and singed, caramelized notes all abound, and that the less prosaic layers of this masterpiece – for lack of better words, the meat and mineral dimensions – are only revealed for now to the limited degree that time in the glass permits. The finish finds me licking my lips clean of mysteriously savory, salty residues. Voluminous and dense yet refined and elegant; baroque yet constructed like one of the great pyramids; viscously rich yet dynamic, this will stand – perhaps for half a century – as a monument to its vintner, site and vintage.