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Dönnhoff Riesling Oberhäuser Brücke Grosses Gewächs (Auction AP# 2015

Germany
(329077)

$ 159.95

750ml

Pre-arrival, 9 available  
Rating:
JS 96
JG 95
WA 94

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96 points Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com): "Dönnhoff's first dry Riesling from their monopole Brücke (bridge) site in many years with a much more limited production than the other GGs. Tart blackcurrant and grapefruit notes dominate the nose suggesting that this is going to be quite a cool and tart wine, and indeed it is. Enormous drive and depth on the palate lead into a whiplash finish." (9/9/16)

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "There is only a single cask of the 2015 Brücke Grosses Gewächs, which is the only time that a GG has been produced from this vineyard by the Dönnhoff family. It is going to be fascinating as the years go by to see how this wine blossoms, as it shows even more filigree out of the blocks than the supremely elegant 2015 Hermannshöhle GG. The bouquet is superb, offering up scents of tart orange, pink grapefruit, complex slate minerality, wild yeasts, lemongrass, dried flowers and a topnote of citrus zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and very primary in personality, with a fine core, snappy acids and outstanding grip and focus on the very long and very pure finish. This will be a dynamite wine in the fullness of time and it will be interesting to see how high its price goes at the auctions in Bad Kreuznach in September, as it has never been made before! 2024-2065." (Mar/Apr 2016)

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The auctioned 2015 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling GG (AP #30 16) has been made for the first time since 1998. The wine has a very clear, pure and stony bouquet with some nutty or almond flavors and reveals great finesse and freshness, but is more closed and masculine than the other crus. Full-bodied, intense and elegant on the palate, this is a powerful, vital, tightly woven and racy Riesling with grip, tension and more body and tannins. This is a more rural type of Riesling for a Riesling-lover who prefers richer, more full-bodied and powerful wines--other Dönnhoff wines are more on the bright, finessed and dancing style. It was picked very late--the latest of all the dry crus. It was picked a few days after the Spätlese and Auslese, since there was almost no botrytis or frost to produce a noble sweet wine or even an Eiswein. Total production: roughly 1000 liters." (Dec 2016)