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Dönnhoff Riesling Roxheimer Höllenpfad Trocken 2021

Riesling from Nahe, Germany
JS 94
WA 94
JG 92
12.5% ABV
Item # 343412

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$33.95

750ml
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94 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Wild berries and herbs, plus a splash of blood-orange juice. Wonderful interplay of fine-grained minerality and juicy fruit that’s never loud, the acidity only clearly perceptible at the very long finish that shows mountain-spring freshness. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. (8/8/22)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2021 Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling trocken is very clear, refined and coolish on the stony and flinty yet tender, beautifully balanced and spicy nose that reveals perfectly ripe and elegant Riesling fruit with rosemary and salty, darker-toned terroir notes. Lush and refined on the palate, this is a dense and complex, firmly structured but elegant, smooth-flowing and persistently saline Höllenpfad with a long, saline and juicy finish. A gorgeous Riesling that is outstanding again. 12.5% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. Drink: 2022-2050. (Aug 2022)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "A section of the Höllenpfad vineyard is classified as grand cru and has its own Grosses Gewächs bottling now, with this lovely cuvée here crafted from what is now the premier cru section of the vineyard. The soils are red sandstone and limestone, making for a rather unique terroir in the Dönnhoff family’s lineup of vineyards. The 2021 bottling comes in at 12.5 percent octane and delivers a beautifully refined aromatic constellation of blood orange, green apple, wild yeasts, a very complex base of chalky and sandstone soil tones, citrus peel and a touch of elder flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core, great soil signature and grip, ripe, buried acids and a long, seamless and beautifully energetic finish. The jump up in textural sophistication on the palate between this and the Tonshiefer Trocken is rather dramatic, no doubt do to their respective closures. 2023-2060+. (Mar/Apr 2023)"

18.5/20 ppoints Paula Sidore (JancisRobinson.com): "VDP Erste Lage. New in the programme as a premier cru, since 2017. Limestone with red sandstone. 10- to 40-year-old vines. The warmth of the stones and the cool of the vintage come together in pitch-perfect harmony to reveal fine fruit-laced aromas atop a firm structure and acidic backbone. Cool stream, bread crust, green apple, apricot and lime. The lithe and elegant palate dances with salty grace and stony grip; ripe apple and wild herbs. Tightly hugs the defined curves like a roadster along the dizzying Pacific Coast Highway. Breathtaking beauty, with pure muscle and speed beneath. Drinking Window: 2023-2035. (5/5/22)"
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94 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Wild berries and herbs, plus a splash of blood-orange juice. Wonderful interplay of fine-grained minerality and juicy fruit that’s never loud, the acidity only clearly perceptible at the very long finish that shows mountain-spring freshness. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. (8/8/22)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2021 Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling trocken is very clear, refined and coolish on the stony and flinty yet tender, beautifully balanced and spicy nose that reveals perfectly ripe and elegant Riesling fruit with rosemary and salty, darker-toned terroir notes. Lush and refined on the palate, this is a dense and complex, firmly structured but elegant, smooth-flowing and persistently saline Höllenpfad with a long, saline and juicy finish. A gorgeous Riesling that is outstanding again. 12.5% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. Drink: 2022-2050. (Aug 2022)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "A section of the Höllenpfad vineyard is classified as grand cru and has its own Grosses Gewächs bottling now, with this lovely cuvée here crafted from what is now the premier cru section of the vineyard. The soils are red sandstone and limestone, making for a rather unique terroir in the Dönnhoff family’s lineup of vineyards. The 2021 bottling comes in at 12.5 percent octane and delivers a beautifully refined aromatic constellation of blood orange, green apple, wild yeasts, a very complex base of chalky and sandstone soil tones, citrus peel and a touch of elder flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core, great soil signature and grip, ripe, buried acids and a long, seamless and beautifully energetic finish. The jump up in textural sophistication on the palate between this and the Tonshiefer Trocken is rather dramatic, no doubt do to their respective closures. 2023-2060+. (Mar/Apr 2023)"

18.5/20 ppoints Paula Sidore (JancisRobinson.com): "VDP Erste Lage. New in the programme as a premier cru, since 2017. Limestone with red sandstone. 10- to 40-year-old vines. The warmth of the stones and the cool of the vintage come together in pitch-perfect harmony to reveal fine fruit-laced aromas atop a firm structure and acidic backbone. Cool stream, bread crust, green apple, apricot and lime. The lithe and elegant palate dances with salty grace and stony grip; ripe apple and wild herbs. Tightly hugs the defined curves like a roadster along the dizzying Pacific Coast Highway. Breathtaking beauty, with pure muscle and speed beneath. Drinking Window: 2023-2035. (5/5/22)"
Product SKU 343412
Producer Dönnhoff
Country Germany
Region Nahe
Varietal Riesling
Designation Trocken / Dry
Vintage 2021
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.5%
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