2021 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Trocken Erste Lage

Riesling - 750ML
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WA 93 JS 92
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

The 2021 Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling trocken is clear, bright and delicate on the nose that shows spicy fruit with red cherry and floral as well as flinty and some underwood or herbal aromas. Intense and fleshy on the...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, November 2022

This may not be the biggest single-vineyard dry riesling in Germany (other regions than the Nahe have a big advantage on this point), but the fruit-salad of aromas, tarragon freshness and lively citrusy acidity build a...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Nahe
Sub-region Bad Kreuznach
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2021 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Trocken Erste Lage, hailing from the illustrious Nahe region in Germany. This exquisite white wine showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Donnhoff winery, a true testament to their dedication to producing exceptional Rieslings.

In the glass, this Riesling exudes a mesmerizing pale straw hue, inviting you into a world of pure elegance and sophistication. The nose is a sensory delight, offering a cornucopia of aromas that dance harmoniously in the air. A fruit-salad of fragrances tantalizes the senses, while tarragon freshness adds a touch of herbal complexity. Lively citrusy acidity further enhances the bouquet, creating a symphony of scents that is simply irresistible.

On the palate, the 2021 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Trocken Erste Lage reveals its true character. Organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification lend a sense of purity and authenticity to this wine. With each sip, the zesty acidity awakens the taste buds, delivering a burst of vibrant flavors that captivate from start to finish. Delicate red cherry and floral notes intertwine with hints of flint and underwood, adding layers of complexity to the palate. The mouthfeel is intense and fleshy, showcasing the wine's remarkable texture and depth.

The finish is a crescendo of crispness, with lemon bitters lingering on the tongue, leaving a lasting impression. This wine is an embodiment of elegance and finesse, capturing the essence of the Nahe region and the expertise of the Donnhoff winery.

Esteemed wine critic James Suckling awarded the 2021 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Trocken Erste Lage a remarkable score of 92 points. Suckling praises the wine's fruit-salad of aromas, tarragon freshness, and lively citrusy acidity, describing it as a harmonious and satisfying experience. He also notes that this wine is made from organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification, further highlighting its commitment to sustainability.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognizes the excellence of this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 93 points. The publication describes the nose as clear, bright, and delicate, with spicy fruit, red cherry, floral, and flinty aromas. The palate is praised for its intensity, elegance, and mouth-filling juiciness, culminating in a crisp and refreshing finish.

The 2021 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Trocken Erste Lage is a true gem in the world of Rieslings. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or cellar it for future indulgence, this wine promises a sensory journey that will leave you yearning for more. Cheers to the unparalleled craftsmanship of Donnhoff and the beauty of German Rieslings!