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2017 Donnhoff Hollenpfad Mulenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1380892 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A star is born! Stunning white-peach and herbal nose, then a sensational combination of ripeness and freshness that whips this forward like a jockey driving a racehorse towards the winning post. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. This has enormous aging potential. Drink or hold. (NS) Inner quote mark (9/2018)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The first example of GG from the Höllenpfad was made from a parcel of forty year-old vines in the filet section of the vineyard known as Mühlenberg and comes in with a similar alcohol and residual sugar level to the Krötenpfuhl. This too is a lovely example, offering up a fine bouquet of pink grapefruit, tart orange, a bit of briny ocean breeze, citrus peel, lemongrass and wild yeasts. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and a bit more reserved structurally than the Krötenpfuhl, with a fine core, ripe acids and excellent length and grip on the nascently complex finish. 2023-2060. Inner quote mark (6/2018)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Given what I wrote about the forceful grip and pronounced phenolics of this year’s “regular” dry Höllenpfad, I confess to having approached this Grosses Gewächs with slight trepidation. But, there is in fact greater primary juiciness, clarity, focus as well as textural allure. Smoky black tea accents pip-inflected pear and zesty lemon in a nose and palate of impressive intensity – yet combined with an alluring silkiness of feel and an abundance of primary juiciness. A crunchy, earthy suggestion of turnip lends further interest. Generous juiciness and citric brightness serve to balance-out the palpable, incisive and sizzling impingement of fresh ginger, radish and white pepper that serve for finishing vibrancy and grip. (DS) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

K&L Notes

92 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 25 18. The 2017er Roxheimer Höllenpfad im Mühlenberg GG delivers a beautifully attractive, aromatic and complex nose of anise, minty herbs, chalky minerals, smoke, white peach and a hint of camphor. The wine proves quite compact and juicy on the palate. Thankfully, some gooseberry, cassis and herbs add a refreshing and playful side to the experience. The finish is superbly long, pure and focused. This is a great success. 2024-2032" (10/2018)

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