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2001 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese

by Charles Weiss » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:28 pm

Another terrific 2001 German Riesling. Over the years I've often given my wife Leitz Dragonstone to take to dinner with a group of friends, much to their delight. After a sip tonight, she said "this is different from what you gave me to take to the group." Yes indeed.
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2001 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Rheingau (1/27/2013)
Delicious. Still quite sweet, but with excellent balance so comfortable at the dinner table with sauteed salmon fillet. Lots of secondary fruit flavors, good minerality, some brown spices emerging, and just a bit of creaminess. For my taste this is in mid-maturity.
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Re: 2001 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spatlese

by David M. Bueker » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:07 pm

Intersting. I opened a bottle a few months ago (do you recall when you traded me Roseneck for Schlissberg?), and it was close to halbtrocken with little creaminess. Very early in its maturity but delicious nonetheless.
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Re: 2001 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spatlese

by Charles Weiss » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:27 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Intersting. I opened a bottle a few months ago (do you recall when you traded me Roseneck for Schlissberg?), and it was close to halbtrocken with little creaminess. Very early in its maturity but delicious nonetheless.


I do remember that David. In fact as you can see from the editing of my original post, I noticed when polishing it off that this bottle was in fact a Schlossberg from that trade, rather than the Roseneck I thought I had pulled from the cellar. That's why my before-being-editing post expressed surprise at how sweet it was, which your reply echoed.

Oh well, nobody said Riesling was easy. Well, the drinking part is.
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Re: 2001 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese

by David M. Bueker » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:27 am

I've had similar troubles with Leitz, where I grabbed a Roseneck thinking I was grabbing a Schlossberg. It's even worse now, with the tiny font on the labels and my aging eyes.

I've lost count of how many times I blew right through the gothic script lettering on Catoir labels & pulled a Rieslaner instead of a Riesling.
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