2021 Donnhoff Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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2021 Donnhoff Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewachs

$190. 00
$2280.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
From slate and volcanic soils, the 2021 Dellchen GG opens with a radiant, bright, pure and flinty bouquet with fascinating, refined and subtle, highly elegant yet delicate mirabelle and Amalfi lemon fruit intertwined with slatey notes. The bouquet is heavenly to me (and will be, believe me, for all true Riesling lovers). Mahler's 8th symphony, Fausten's Ascension—it's all here. Subtle intensity, a sense of wonder, perfectly interwoven, natural beauty. This nose already tells everything, and I couldn't go on to the next wine for more than half an hour. On the palate, this is a subtle and delicate, highly filigreed yet also incredibly intense, lush and slatey, long, stimulatingly saline and always uplifted Riesling with perfectly ripe and lush fruit with fine tannins. It is a juicy, ripe wine with crystalline acidity and endless salinity that carries everything. This Dellchen is intense yet never gets heavy, but it becomes even more intense. This is immaculate, highly emotional Riesling. It's not just the most beautiful Dellchen I have ever tasted but certainly also the most fascinating dry Riesling I have ever had. This is pure art. An adorable wine and with so much soul. It can't be expensive enough. When Helmut Dönnhoff was speaking about the feminine, charming and tender character of the cru, it is all here. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. Drink 2022 - 2070.
100 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 26, 2022)

What a ravishing nose of yellow peaches and flowers! Breathtakingly racy and vibrant with wet-stone minerality that leaves you speechless. Dry white cannot taste more crystalline than this, the citrusy freshness at the finish almost off the scale. Still quite radical, but this is so young and has so much energy. Filigree finish. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.
98 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com