Sunday, September 22, 2013

Donnhoff Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett 2011

Date of Tasting: 10 August 2013
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 10.0%
Origin: Nahe, Germany
Appellation: Kabinett
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,000 - 1,500 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: WA - 90/100, WS - 90/100, JR - 17/20, CT - 90/100

Appearance: lemony yellow
Aroma: floral floor, soft citrus, green fruits, and pineapple
Palate: off-dry with mild touch of sweetness of lemon scent, luscious pear and pineapple with bee-wax-like character on the palate, fine mineral and crisp acidity, medium on the body and rich finish

Delicious and delicate bottle of reputed German riesling from Nahe region. It offers explosive aromas one after one over times. 2011 for Nahe is one of the great vintages. Ones should not really miss. I personally love this bottle a lot. It can even be drunk as aperitif. However, it should match perfectly with soft tone dishes like chicken or sushi and light dessert such as eclair. Yet, Asian food like Chinese or Thai curry would do its work too. Store it up and enjoy now until the end of decade.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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