2002 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spätlese Nahe

SKU #1005528 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This Spatlese is extraordinary, hovering in that zone bordering perfection in which wines touch the soul. A wine that demands introspection, the 2002 Riesling Spatlese Norheimer Dellchen reveals enormous ripeness in its slate and pear aromas. Light to medium-bodied, displaying mind-blowing focus, refinement, and depth, it demands silence and awe. Portobello mushrooms, candied limes, and flint can be detected in its highly nuanced character as well as throughout its extensive finish. All Hail the King of Spatlese! Donnhoff’s line-up of Spatlesen is second to none. (PR)  (2/2004)

K&L Notes

According to Terry Theise: "What is this? Porcini, caramel, new leather; this is the best wine anyone has made from this site in at least ten years. Prismatic, infinitely delicate interplay of nuance. The Felsenberg goes toward peach and sweet hay, this toward earth and moss. Couldn't bear to spit it. A prayerful, pensive masterpiece, which made me want to walk among vines all day and ponder what great Riesling wants to say to us. Sommelier alert!"

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