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WTN: I'm just trying to find the Brücke

by David M. Bueker » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:25 am

2002 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Nahe (11/8/2018)
If you are wondering when to drink this wine, now is a great time! For my taste this is in a near-perfect spot for Riesling Spätlese, as there is still a full ration of fruit, accompanied by smoky & leafy (forest floor) notes that drive the complexity to another level. The foundation stony depth of Brücke is there in full on the palate, supporting pear, peach, and pineapple upside down cake (!) flavors that have developed a tiny bit of a burnished patina from age. The balance is impeccable, and there's a fresh zing of acidity that creeps in on the finish. This is not a wine for the acid-crazed, but rather one that displays both the visceral pleasure and intellectual engagement of great Riesling.
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Re: WTN: I'm just trying to find the Brücke

by Ryan M » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 am

The 2008 of this was extraordinary back in February.
"The sun, with all those planets revolving about it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else to do"
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