Wine Advocate 96 points - High-toned, distillate-like herbal extracts along with ripe fresh strawberry, apple and quince inform the scintillating nose and electrical charged palate of Donnhoff’s 2011 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese. “We were able to just keep waiting on this site,” he explains, “so that even this lightest wine from the Brucke was picked only in the last days of (regular) harvest.” Hints of pits and seed, along with black tea, nut oils, zesty citrus, and myriad mineral impingements add to a sense of quickening that goes well beyond mere invigoration in this gem’s strikingly persistent, shimmeringly vibrant finish. I was left with salivary glands palpitating and arms covered in gooseflesh. It will probably be hard to resist such a wine at any point over the next quarter century, but those with the requisite remaining life expectancy should make an effort to defer for the duration the pleasure of at least the last bottle or two. ” (Feb 2013)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Fruity and expressive, with a lush spiciness to the ripe apple and baked peach flavors. Intense notes of glazed apricot and jellied citrus linger on the juicy and sumptuous finish. Drink now through 2035.—K.M. (Feb 6 2013)
Delightfully fruity wines, covering the three main Prädikat levels – Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese. Each produced from several varying grape varieties, including Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Kerner, Riesling and Huxelrebe and offered in the popular blue bottle.
|Wine maker notes
|A Riesling with spicy ripeness, intense fruit, very complex with wonderful balance between ripe fruit sweetness and classy acidity.
|Alc. 8.5% Vol.