2003 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Auslese - Germany, Nahe (9/10/2011)
I think this bottle sold for about $55 on release. WA98. 2003 was a very hot year in Germany and it was easy for producers to make Auslese level wines. Some estates had to acidify their wines but I did not notice any problem with low acid in this wine. Took this bottle to a friends last weekend and drank it next to a 2003 Donnhoff Kab. I drank this before and during dinner (veal bratwurst from paulina Market in Chicago). Rich a lush with a lot of depth. The color was starting to get a deeper yellow. Still a very young wine. Notes of chamomile, slate, honey and ripe apples. Full mouth feel. A stunning Auslese. 96 points.