2005 Dönnhoff Brücke Spätlese

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2005 Dönnhoff Brücke Spätlese

#1 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 13th, 2019, 11:41 am

I have been keeping these in the cellar for long
And they should be lying down for many years more
Extremely sweet and fruity now
But a lot of hope for a beautiful transformation [cheers.gif]
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Re: 2005 Dönnhoff Brücke Spätlese

#2 Post by EricP » April 13th, 2019, 10:27 pm

Dönnhoff makes some spectacular wines!
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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 14th, 2019, 5:29 am

Fun to drink now. Lots of future potential.
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#4 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 14th, 2019, 6:35 am

Spot on, David
Same goes for the 2004 (a better wine IMO)
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#5 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 14th, 2019, 7:21 am

Different style vintage.
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#6 Post by Pat Martin » April 14th, 2019, 10:44 am

Terry Theise was soooo high on the 2005s on release. I wonder if he still is.

At least to date, they’ve been too big for me to get really jazzed about, but one weingut that nailed it in 05 was Selbach Oster.
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#7 Post by Jay Miller » April 15th, 2019, 7:29 am

My recent experience with Donhoff has been that the 2005s are drinking well but the 2004s need more time. But it's from a pretty small sample size.
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#8 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 15th, 2019, 8:18 am

Jay Miller wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 7:29 am
My recent experience with Donhoff has been that the 2005s are drinking well but the 2004s need more time. But it's from a pretty small sample size.
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#9 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 15th, 2019, 8:52 am

I know two very experienced people, other than me, who believe the 2004s are in a perfect place for drinking. I will let you guess who they are.
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#10 Post by Jay Miller » April 15th, 2019, 8:55 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
I know two very experienced people, other than me, who believe the 2004s are in a perfect place for drinking. I will let you guess who they are.

Can't be Brad, he's convinced they're over the hill.

And I'm sure you wouldn't take advice from midwesterners.

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#11 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 15th, 2019, 9:12 am

Right on both counts. ;)
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#12 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 15th, 2019, 10:29 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
I know two very experienced people, other than me, who believe the 2004s are in a perfect place for drinking. I will let you guess who they are.
It is drinking well. but it needs more time (than the 2005)
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#13 Post by G. Bienstock » April 15th, 2019, 12:51 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
I know two very experienced people, other than me, who believe the 2004s are in a perfect place for drinking. I will let you guess who they are.
In NJ?
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#14 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 15th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Nope
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