All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
"The 2013 Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese from Weingut Dönnhoff is as brilliant as the Brücke and had no troubles following hard on the heels of that great wine in our tasting in mid-March. The bouquet is highlighted again by a beautiful sense of refinement and filigree, as it offers up a smorgasbord of apple, white cherry, hints of petrol, a complex base of slate minerality, wild yeasts and a pungent floral topnote redolent of lavender and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is medium-full, pure and very elegant, with dancing acids, great focus and grip, laser-like delineation and a very, very long, pure and electric finish. What is so impressive about this wine is its very snappy acids are absolutely buried in the structure of the wine and the high extract here gives this wine such a suave and seamless palate impression that it is effortless to drink and seems likely to last for decades and decades. Another absolutely classic bottle of Spätlese! (Drink between 2018-2040)"
- John Gillman, View from the Cellar (4/14)