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WTN: 2013 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling

by David M. Bueker » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:03 pm

Sampled last night, this was the most appealing vintage of the wine in years to my palate. It's notably drier than many prior versions. In fact Johannes Leitz has confirmed that it has "only" 38 g/l of RS, while prior vintages had much more (2006 was highest at 70 g/l). The lower sugar level has enabled the wine to show much more minerality, and be more vibrant in its overall feel, instead of rich and sweet. To my taste this is the best Dragonstone since the 2001 Drachenstein Riesling QbA (predates the fancy name).
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Re: WTN: 2013 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling

by Dale Williams » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:05 pm

Man, I loved that 01. I'll look for this, though it looks like not at my usual suspects
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Re: WTN: 2013 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling

by David M. Bueker » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:58 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Man, I loved that 01. I'll look for this, though it looks like not at my usual suspects


Perhaps not. Johannes has left Terry/Skurnik, and joined Kevin Pike in his new venture.
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