Leitz tasting (NU Bistro, Budapest): The single vineyard wines got 1.5 hours decanting, but this still has a bit of reduction, although it's not a big issue fortunately. More concentration, but a closed, muted nature also comes with that. Nice greenish, limey edge to the aromatics. Full-bodied with higher alcohol, acidity less pronounced, off-dry. A bit of bitterness at the end. It could have more finesse.
Minerals, lime, and roses on the nose. Great focus on the palate with plenty of weight balancing out the dry, fresh, acidity. Drinking very well now this wine should evolve for another 3-5 years. Drink now through 2018.
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(Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling "Katerloch") ($42.00) A micro-parcel in the Roseneck, this is the “Alte Reben” of the past vintages; Johannes is tired of the frequency with which Alte Reben is used. This is the Big Boy of the dry Rosenecks, steelier but not steely; vertical, firmer, more taut, more overtly mineral, and more dry-feeling; its complexity is (currently) more inscrutable; there’s greater length, more fond and spiciness, and more power in general. +(+)
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