Dönnhoff Estate Riesling Dry 2011 (Nahe, Germany)
12%, Screwcap, $33
My favourite German producer bar none. This entry level wine epitomises everything that is great in simple, slightly off-dry (this is more like a Trocken level of ‘sweetness’) Nahe Riesling, combining hints of candied orange peel and pineapple sweetness with a more cleansing, orange juice and citrus finish.
It’s a simple wine in many ways, without quite the complexity of the top Dönnhoff wines, but damn I can drink loads of this. That balance between sweet and sour, sugar and acid is near perfect and this vintage is right on song.
Delicious wine that is deliriously good value. More please.
Tasted: May 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Yes please. I’d drink it with mud crabs.