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2018 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Kabinett Riesling Nahe

SKU #1420941 93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The Leistenberg has the oldest vines of all the Dönnhoff parcels and they have really excelled in 2018. This beautiful Kabinett offers up a complex bouquet of white cherries, apple, salty slate, bee pollen and a lovely mix of spring flowers and fruit blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-full, pure and filigreed, with its beautiful fruit tones stretched taught over its minerality, with bright, zesty acids and lovely lift and grip on the long and complex finish. Just beautiful. (Drink between 2022-2060) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Grown on grey clay slate soils on a steep southeast-facing site, this has a fresh nose of green apple. In the mouth it has evident sweetness (55g/l as it turns out - levels in 2018 were higher than usual), with more of that fresh apple but this time fleshed out with some richer honey and a hint of stone fruit. Despite this, it retains great balance thanks to its very present acidity. Barrel sample. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035. (JB) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A soft and minerally white with lemon rind, licorice and violet undertones. Grilled peaches. Medium-bodied, creamy and delicious. Drink now. Screw cap. Inner quote mark (9/2019)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett is darker toned and ripe on the flinty nose, with its crushed stone aromas. Richer and more intense on the palate, this is an almost creamy-textured and persistently salty Leistenberg that is quite rich but still playful and stimulating. It's just more generous and solemn on the palate. Perhaps more a Spätlese style but very stimulating in fact. Tasted in July 2019. This is riper and more powerful than the 2017. (WK) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

K&L Notes

Stephan Reinhardt writes: "Helmut Dönnhoff can be really proud. His son Cornelius, responsible for the wines in recent years, has bottled probably the best wine series in the history of the domaine."


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