2010 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese, Gold Cap, Dönnhoff. Nahe, Germany (Half Bottle)
Grape Variety: Riesling, fermented in large old German barrels (no influence of wood in the wine of course
Producer: Helmut Dönnhoff is one of the greatest winemakers in Germany (and therefore the world). He makes dry, off-dry and fully sweet wines which all combine real concentration with beguiling delicacy. In 2005 he was 'Wine Personality of the Year' in Robert Parker's 'The Wine Advocate'
Cellar Potential: 2015-2035
Press Reviews: "Picked-out, like its Hermannshohle counterpart, in the last, early-November days of harvest, this wine was, Donnhoff estimates, "perhaps 50% affected by botrytis, and dry botrytis, no mere rot." Candied lime rind and marzipan; lily and honeysuckle; white peach and salted caramel inform this wine's haunting nose and rich yet buoyant palate, with the moutwatering savor that characterized the corresponding Spatlese undiminished. This needs some time in bottle to better focus, and it will be interesting to see whether it develops more sense of cut and brightness. But it's already irresistible, and almost sure to prove worth following for a quarter century or more." 94/100, The Wine Advocate
£36.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount