Lack of notes. Nice nose with a hint og petrol, on the palate passion friut, grapefruit and nice mineral touch. Faded a bit quick, it can be the bottle offcourse but if this is the case all over i wouldn't store this one for too long, please note that i like the fresh fruity Riesling.
Not the best Leitz has too offer, but still pretty great.
This is a beauty. It has a lot of very youthful freshness from grapefruit, lemon with more depth from mango, papaya and yet backed up by a great minerality. All of this is very outspoken and forthcoming. On the palate it is dense with a pleasant level of extract, and it is very persistent. The flavours are very much like the aromas, and it has a bitter bite towards the end. The acidity is not quite high, but certainly enough to structure the body and power of this wine. Just great.
A bit of sulfur on the nose blows off with an hour or so in the decanter. After that, beautiful white peach, starfruit, bright florals, grapefruit, and plenty of wet stone combine in a wine that shows great acidic cut, nice focus, and the depth of a very serious Riesling. Perfectly balanced and very nearly dry tasting, with enough acid to make the finish bone dry. Length and concentration are there to make a wine that's very good to outstanding now, and will improve with a few years to integrate everything and show a little more of the complexity that is surely there, but a bit tied up in youthful flamboyance. Still, this is a Riesling that is more about subtlety than power, even at this stage. beautiful wine.
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(Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Kaisersteinfels Riesling "Terrassen") ($49.00) This is the old vines from Kaisersteinfels, and it doesn’t say “Trocken” because it missed the criteria by a few grams of RS. But the last few vintages it’s been one of the world’s most splendid and compelling dry Rieslings – and I mean dry as a wine tastes, not as it’s categorized by a bureaucrat. For I find this to be the perfect stone and lime-driven dry wine, insanely complex, wolfishly delicious. ++