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Majestic Hermannhoehle (Crush Wine NY)

Majestic Hermannshöhle (Crush Wine NY)

 

This is one of the best, the grandest, of all dry Riesling made in Germany.  A wine touched by the light hands of Helmut Dönnhoff, and now Cornelius his son, whom I just met at Prowein in Düsseldorf.

Unfortunately I waited too long to open this vintage, and the acidity wasn’t around any longer to hold the power and richness of fruit together, making an overall average experience of this Grosses Gewächs.

These powerhouses can be enjoyed for their youthful fruit during year 2 after the vintage, but should strut their best between years 5 and 10 depending the vintage.

If you invest in premium wines, get to know the ins and outs of that particular vintage too in order to determine peak drinking period!