2008 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese
SUN was a day to rest and to take care of domestic stuff. I didn’t feel like going out, not even for lunch, and did not feel like cooking either, so my wife came with a good idea to order some Japanese food. We found a catering/restaurant preparing Japanese and doing home deliveries therefore our late lunch was sushi and sashimi.
We also ordered the “surprise dessert” which I am not sure what it was but tasted like chocolate and it wasn’t bad at all. The restaurant was already prepared for Valentine with this heart shaped dessert.
The color is bright yellow lemon. The nose is intense and clean, very rich, with sweet caramelized pineapple, perfectly mixed with mineral aromas of hot stone, petrol, discreet smoke, Asian spices, ripe apple and pear. The taste is full body, rich, quite unctuous but lifted by a high, almost sparkling, acidity. The acidity gives great balance to the sensation of sweetness. There are pure flavors of pineapple, lime, hot rocks, peach and plenty of tropical fruits. Unbelievable texture, concentration and balance in this wine. The finish is long and intense, off dry, with a mineral pineapple aftertaste. Incredible balance between the sweetness in the mouth and the off dryness in the aftertaste. 94+ points
It is useless to say that my wife fell absolutely in love with this wine. Delicious wine that has one major fault: after every sip you crave for more and the bottle finishes too quick. This stuff is addictive. At only 8.5% alcohol you can have a few bottles easily while still remaining sober but very satisfied.
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