94 points Mosel Fine Wines"The 2017er Dhroner Hofberg Spätlese was harvested at 92° Oechsle in a prime parcel planted in the 1950s. It delivers a beautiful nose of whipped cream, vineyard peach, smoke, almond, earl grey and yellow plum. The wine offers great, almost concentrated presence on the mid-palate, yet a juicy and racy kick of acidity adds layers upon layers of freshness and intensity to the finish. This is a great success! 2027-2047."
93 points Wine Advocate
The 2017 Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Spätlese is from a warmer but slatey part of the Hofberg closer to the Mosel and was picked in October (later than the Kabinett) at 94° Oechsle. It has a clear, fresh citrus color and opens with an intense, ripe but fine and slightly reductive bouquet of white and yellow stone fruit and buttered, stewed apples. On the palate, this is a mouth-filling, refined, elegant, harmonious and very fine Spätlese with a creamy texture and a salty-piquant, crystalline finish. This is a very sexy picture-book Spätlese from the Hofberg that already drinks very well and quite surely will continue to do so over the next 20+ years. Tasted in April 2019. (SR)