91 points Vinous
"Raised entirely in cask, this leads with wafting, musky peony accompanied by scents of ripe peach and fig. The glossy, buoyant palate is correspondingly fruity and laced with inner-mouth perfume. The finish is pure and lusciously lingering, albeit (at least for now) without the mineral counterpoint displayed by the best 2017s from this estate."
"With a delightful fragrance of orange blossom the Dautenpflänzer sets out its citrus stall and stays true to it throughout the palate with lively injections of sweet lemon and grapefruit. Vibrant, yet delicate, with a gentle sweetness on the finish, it does its Grosse Lage rating full justice. 17.5/20 points. (MS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Dautenpflänzer is the “filet piece” of the Kapellenberg vineyard. The steep 40 % slope between 100 and 200 metres a.s.l. faces south-southeast in side valley of the Nahe that is protected from the west wind. The soils are quartzite and Devon slate covered with a layer of loess-loam with good water storage capacity. The main variety cultivated is Riesling. Name origin: The word “Daute” means young seedling and “Pflänzer” means planter. This leads to the assumption that young vines were once bred here.