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2011 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese
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 96
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2013

Delicately refined aromas of pineapple, quince and herbs.  The refreshing palate offers a subtle interplay of ripe citrus fruits and salty minerality.  A pure and expressive finish provides stature.  I may be underrating this, but it's certainly one of the great spatleses of the vintage.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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