Peach, pink grapefruit and fig very ripely inform the nose as well as a luscious, expansive, subtly creamy palate. Persian melon and Maine blueberry deliver unexpected fruity bonus, resulting in one of the most colorful and effusive young Donnhoff Hermannshohle Spatlesen that I can recall. A confectionery impression of nut pastes is nicely complemented by piquancy of candied orange and lemon rinds in a generous and deeply layered finish mouthwateringly laced with mineral salts.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036
Robert Parker 95
In 2014 the Donnhoffs bottled two different Spatlese Rieslings from their family cru Hermannshohle. The regular 2014 Riesling Spatlese Niederhauser Hermannshohle shows a clear and aristocratic bouquet of great finesse. On the palate, this wine is so deliciously ripe, piquant, fine and elegant that it is almost mind-blowing. This is great and extremely cool, precise, finesse-full, frisky, filigreed and light-hearted, though still a serious Spatlese with a stimulatingly piquant finish. A great Spatlese — one of the finest I had in 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2040