Dönnhoff Riesling Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese Goldkapsel 2019
Sometimes other people just say it better: 98 JS So pure, cool and refined on the nose and a spectacular interplay of ripeness and crystalline brilliance on the palate. Super crisp, super long finish that's so delicate. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Wait, if you can, for this to really open up in 2023 or 2024. Drink or hold. 96 John Gilman Readers may recall that the 2018 Auslesen in the Dönnhoff cellars were non-botrytized wines, which is an extreme rarity at this estate. The 2019 Brücke Auslese is a return to the norm here, as this wine is glazed with an absolutely pristine coating of botrytis. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a celestial blend of apple, mango, honeycomb, apple pie spices galore, a fine touch of salty minerality and a potpourri of fruit blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and utterly seamless, with great focus and bounce, a lovely core of fruit, ripe, refined acids and stunning length and grip on the nascently complex and oh, so pure finish. This is stunning juice! 2029-2075. 96 WA The 2019 Riesling Auslese Oberhäuser Brücke offers a bright fresh and very delicate raspberry and yellow plum aroma on the stunningly precise and finessed nose. On the palate, this is a juicy, highly elegant, refined and digestible Auslese with tension, piquancy, grip and salinity. This Auslese is well-concentrated but not overly sweet and almost impossible to mediate with. You simply drink it too fast. The finish is very subtle, clear, fresh and long. A gorgeous Auslese. Tasted as a sample in April, it was bottled in May 2020 .