Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Kabinett 2006

Another celebratory wine, opened a couple days after the Almaviva. Hot on the heels of the Estate Riesling (and, frankly, surpassing it), this beauty had a voluptuous nose of mandarin orange and grapefruit. The palate had incredible complexity and was lightly effervescent with clay, mandarin, quince, honey suckle, clementine, persimmon, apple, slate, madagascar vanilla, and flowers. Any long time reader will notice the dramatic multitude of descriptors here, and this is not a transition to a new style. Rather, this is an indication of the shere virtuosity of this wine: emanating an exuberance of flavour that I rarely experience.

Once again I found this to have amazing articulation and balance. A special wine that pulls the palate into its entrancing spell and will not heed to any remonstrations against its seduction. An unctuous and compelling wine at a great price.

Excellent to Excellent+
$38 at BCLDB

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