2006 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese

SKU #1034695 96 points John Gilman

 The 2006 Brücke Spätlese is another monument in the making, as the wine soars from the glass in a brilliant blaze of green apple, grapefruit, apple pie spice, petrol and stony minerality. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure, long and stunningly deep, with great cut and focus, pinpoint balance, and great reserves on the very long, minerally and rapier-like finish. Pure magic. Drink between 2015-2040  (4/2007)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2006 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese rises to the challenge with a performance of unforgettable delicacy, refinement and elegance, without stinting on honeyed richness. Gardenia and heliotrope offer a heady bouquet, sprinkled with framboise and lemon. Red raspberry and quince preserves lemon, salt and slate mingle on a creamy, seemingly weightless palate, in a harmonious colloquy, tartness folded into honey and vanilla cream richness. Sensational dynamism, penetrating length, and mysteriously mineral, savory, depth (there is already an unexpected note of bitter chocolate) await you in a bottle of this Brucke over the next quarter century. (DS)  (10/2008)

Jancis Robinson

 Super-pure and super-tight citrus - an expression of pale lemon. Then perfumed and rounded on the palate. Cool and fresh. Elegance personified but with sinewy strength underneath. Minerality comes through on the finish. 17.5/20 points (JR)  (8/2007)

K&L Notes

According to importer Terry Theise: "Here goes; Riesling as fugue-state. Again as it often is, it seems like the primordial essence of Riesling, in sublime balance, with a gesture of pure force and another gesture of pure delicacy. This is an old soul here, a Saturnine being. On the surface there’s mineral and quince and salty botrytis, but it all roots so deeply into your being you can never pull it out. It awakens the person you are when you’re not busy being you. Here it all is, time and love and sorrow and gratitude, the pool from which we drink when our mere lives seem to fail us." SOS: 1 (10-33 years) +++

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