Entry-level German Riesling, among many people’s first wine, reliably consistent if not particularly memorable. Pale yellow, fairly strong nose of lime, peach, mango and almond. Medium bodied, tasting of pears and peaches. Slightly sweet but high acidity helps. Drink now.
Elegant, precise and complex. An outstanding wine where the residual sugar is brilliantly balanced by the tangy acidity. Bright notes of lime, lemon sorbet and white peaches are underlined with mineral notes that linger on the finish. Ripe yet linear. I simply wish I had multiple cases in my cellar. You can drink now but will it ever shine in 15 to 20 years from now.
Clear medium amber. Nose of oloroso sherry and baked apple served alongside an antique violin. Viscous, with the sweet apple and stewed peach and apricot flavours beautifully balanced by acidity. Wonderful now but will last for many more years.
Pale straw in colour with a minerally honeyed grapefruit bouquet. Light-bodied with a faint spritz; honeyed grapefruit flavour ending on a note of apple. Good value.
Known as the “Master” of the Nahe region, Dönnhoff here offers an outstanding Riesling at a very good price where finesse and power are in symbiosis. Medium body with brisk acidity and pure flavours of lime sorbet and white nectarine dance on the palate and finish with mineral notes that lingers. A natural with sushi and a great pairing with salmon or tuna tartare.
This Riesling is one of the best buys in German wines in terms of quality for price. You get a wine that’s bright, pale straw in colour with a minerally, honeyed citrus nose; it’s light-bodied, off-dry and fairly dances on the palate with honeyed apple and citrus flavours. It’s the kind of wine you’d want to sip before dinner or try it with Asian food or lightly curried dishes.
Leads off on the nose with striking floral scent reminiscent of violets, dark cherry fruit with a dusting of cinnamon, clove and a splash of vanilla. Thickly textured in the mouth with concentrated black cherry flavour wrapped in velvety tannins and lively, forward acidity on the finish.