94 points James Suckling
"Some people think only the Mosel can produce stunning Kabinetts, but this is pristine and pure, so racy and uplifiting. You barely feel the natural grape sweetness, but its a vital element of this wine. Super-clean finish. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Dönnhoff's 2020 Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett from a south-east facing site in the side valley of the Nahe opens with a very ripe, bright fruit aroma. The palate is round and lush as well as structured and driven by the fundamental minerality of this gorgeous Dönnhoff classic. 9% alcohol. Tasted at the domain in July 2021."
"AP number 02 21.
For many years now Dönnhoff’s Oberhäuser Leistenberg has set the benchmark for exhilarating Kabinett in Germany. 2020 is no exception, with the ripeness of fruit reflected in a fine appley fragrance augmented by the merest hint of caramel. But it’s not that sweet on the palate, putting its emphasis on a juicy and racy performance with just a dainty notion of graphite dust, reflecting its slatey provenance. Tasted blind it could easily be suspected as coming from the Saar or Ruwer. 18/20 points. (MS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Oberhausen Leistenberg - The Leistenberg vineyard lies in a small side valley of the Nahe just outside Oberhausen. The name is a double play on words. “Leisten ” means “achieve ” in German, and the Leistenberg perpetually lives up to its name. “Lei ” is also a regional word for slate, and these warm, decomposed clay slate soils and steep terraced hillsides provide ideal conditions for Riesling to thrive. Th e southeast-facing slope basks in the morning sun, which dries out any excess moisture and promotes healthy fruit. The afternoon sun is less powerful, nurturing a long ripening period and moderate alcohol levels. An ideal vineyard for Kabinett wines of high minerality and sophisticated elegance. Traditional, precise Kabinett with delicate slate aromatics. Nuanced finesse and spicy acidity.