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Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by Tom Troiano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:39 pm

2011 Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese
2011 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese

How long do these need to cellar? What is the window of drinkability?

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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by David M. Bueker » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:33 pm

Drink now to 2014. Then cellar for 10 years and drink forever.
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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by Tom Troiano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:32 pm

That's what I was afraid of. Hard decision! Thanks.
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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by David M. Bueker » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:37 pm

Easy to drink some now. Young Donnhoff auslese is one of the great joys in life.
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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by Rainer from CH » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:00 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Drink now to 2014. Then cellar for 10 years and drink forever.


I have little experience with Dönnhoff wines.
However, the Dönnhoff Auslese wines I had from the vintages 95, 96, 97 and 98 did not improve with cellaring.
That's why I've stopped buying Dönnhoff wines.
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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:35 pm

Rainer from CH wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:Drink now to 2014. Then cellar for 10 years and drink forever.


I have little experience with Dönnhoff wines.
However, the Dönnhoff Auslese wines I had from the vintages 95, 96, 97 and 98 did not improve with cellaring.
That's why I've stopped buying Dönnhoff wines.


Heh...I have had exactly the opposite result. The '01 auslesen (from 375 ml) are just starting to open up, and are glorious and complex. The '97s (Hermannshohle specifically) drink like a dream.

I will say that I am no fan of the '96s, but most of mine are compromised.
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Re: Donnhoff Riesling Auslese Question

by Peter Ruhrberg » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 am

It's a question that touches on the religious. I would say if a young Dönnhoff Auslese gives you all you want from a wine, drink it.

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