2021 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Grosse Gewachs
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2021 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Grosse Gewachs

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

Other Reviews....
Aged on the full lees until June this year and to be bottled the day after I tasted it, the 2021 Hermannshöhle GG offers a clear, deep, intense and complex bouquet of iodine slate aromas intertwined with lemon oil notes and those of crushed stones. Darker toned and more remote or aristocratic yet also intense and concentrated, it has a sur lie character and concentrated fruit. Full-bodied, dense, yet crystalline and saline on the palate, this is a powerful, rich and persistent Hermannshöhle with a long, complex and aromatic finish with fine tannins and stimulating lemon bitters. Still with rougher grip, this is an intense and lush, still dismissive Hermannshöhle. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. Drink 2026 - 2070.
98-99 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 26, 2022)

Power, complexity and brilliance make this a truly remarkable dry riesling, the touch of creaminess from long sur-lie maturation giving this exactly the soft touch it needs to balance the steely minerality that powers it at the imposing yet totally vibrant finish. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.
98 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

Cornelius Dönnhoff has no winemaking dogmas. Every year, he decides how best to bring out the wine’s origin. This time, each barrel (1200 or 2400 litres) had an analogous steel tank, with the wine from the barrel going into the steel tank after racking and the wine from the steel tank into the barrel. This enabled him to create a personality that is quite idiosyncratic, but also beautiful, with a mix of all-penetrating citrus fruit, quince, orange marmalade and ginger aromas culminating in a long finish. Drink 2026 - 2050.
96 points
Caro Maurer MW - Decanter