I’m going through a bit of a Riesling phase at the moment, and here are two exceptional bottles from the Nahe. There’s one from the king of the Nahe, Helmut Donnhoff, and one from a winery to watch, Schafer-Frolich.
Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewächs 2013 Nahe, Germany
This dry Riesling shows incredible intensity. It’s dry and powerful with citrus fruit and minerals, and is very tight, but it also has some pear and ripe apple generosity. Nice texture with a hint of honey. Linear and precise with subtle straw notes. So fine and with amazing potential for development. 95/100
Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel 2009 Nahe, Germany
Powerful, sweet, spicy and complex. This is rich but fresh with citrus and grapefruit characters. Just amazing with real power and weight. 94/100
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