White - Off-dry

2001 Weingut Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Kirchenpfad Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • Rheingau
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  • blanquito wrote: (91 points)

    December 24, 2011 - A lovely yellow hue, just beginning to go golden. On the nose, fairly subdued with a little talc, some bing cherries, a hint of petrol. The mouth is where the action is with perfect balance for my tastes, marked with a good attack of sultana fruit, steely acidity and terrific length. Tastes of grapefruit rind also appear on the end. Gets a bit lactic-talc-calcareous on the mid-palate, not something I really want in my wine, but it's not out of control. Overall, this has terrific density without being overtly sweet. Really good, would be even better with out the calcium.

  • cweiss wrote:

    June 4, 2010 - Grapy fruit has settled down some. Nice enough but not the acidity that would make it more outstanding.

  • cweiss wrote:

    May 21, 2009 - Ebullient, almost grapey fruit, acid enough though less than usual for Leitz. Not a star in the Leitz constellation, though certainly worth drinking. I think lowered expectation rather than time will enhance the experience.

  • air guitar & pinot noir wrote: (89 points)

    September 13, 2006 - This was an interesting Spatlese. I initially thought it may have been corked since it carried a very unique flavor profile. There were nuances of minerals and some subtle spice that seemed out of place and unique for my perception of a Spatlese. I now notice that this is a Rheingau and that might contribute to the differences in flavor from a Mosel region. While it was interesting I would have to say I did not enjoy it as much as others, especially in this price point.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/14/2002 (link)

    (Josef Leitz, Rüdesheimer Kirchenpfad Riesling Spätlese Rheingau White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Weingut Josef Leitz
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Rudesheimer Kirchenpfad
  • Country Germany
  • Region Rheingau
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 18 (60%)
  • Consumed 12 (40%)

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