2018 Donnhoff Roxheimer Hollenpfad Riesling Trocken

Riesling - 750ML
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JS 94 DC 92 WA 92 VN 91 WS 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, December 2019

This is crystal clear with white flowers, white peaches and light apples. Full body, layered and complex. Savory and succulent. Tangy. Drink now.
DC 92

Decanter, May 2019

The steep red sandstone slopes of the Höllenpfad have produced a lovely wine here in spite of the drought-affected 2018 vintage. It has some grip and texture at this stage, with plenty of dry, refreshing salinity...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2019

The 2018 Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling Trocken is extremely flinty and pure on the nose. Lush but filigreed and refined on the palate, this is a medium-bodied and crystalline, straight and elegant dry Riesling with a...
VN 91

Vinous, June 2020

Smoky black tea and piquant pink peppercorn on the nose go on to stimulatingly accept juicy apple on a firm palate. Smokiness and piquancy predictably carry into the sustained finish, happily accompanied by generous...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, June 2020

Prominent acidity flows through this white, but white peach, daisy and cardamom flavors are present enough to create harmony. Silky, focused and firm overall, but shows charm, with sage and mineral notes on the finish...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Nahe
Sub-region Roxheim
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Donnhoff Roxheimer Hollenpfad Riesling Trocken is a captivating white wine that hails from the esteemed Nahe region in Germany. Produced by Donnhoff, a renowned winery known for their dedication to quality, this Riesling showcases the true essence of the varietal and the unique terroir of Roxheim.

In the glass, this wine displays a beautiful pale yellow color that glistens with brilliance. The nose is immediately greeted by an enticing bouquet of white flowers, white peaches, and light apples. It is a crystal clear aroma that captivates the senses and invites you to delve deeper into the wine.

On the palate, the Donnhoff Roxheimer Hollenpfad Riesling Trocken delivers a full-bodied and layered experience. It is complex and savory, with succulent flavors that dance on the tongue. The tangy acidity adds a lively freshness, perfectly balanced by the wine's inherent richness. It leaves a lasting impression with its lingering finish and a touch of minerality that speaks to its origin.

Critics have praised this wine for its exceptional quality. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 92, noting its grip, texture, and refreshing salinity. James Suckling, another respected critic, bestowed a score of 94, highlighting its complexity and succulence. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognized its purity and elegance, awarding it a score of 92.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this Riesling is well-balanced and showcases the best qualities of the 2018 vintage. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age gracefully, revealing even more layers of complexity over time.

The 2018 Donnhoff Roxheimer Hollenpfad Riesling Trocken is a true gem from Germany's Nahe region. Its exceptional quality, refined elegance, and captivating flavors make it a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a range of cuisines, this Riesling is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression.