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2009 Leo Alzinger Riesling Federspiel Durnsteiner
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2011

Pale green-yellow. Honey-drizzled peach and passion fruit on the nose, along with notes of anise, candied orange peel and crushed stone. Racy, vibrant acidity highlights the wine's lemony nuances and carries the intense passion fruit, papaya and apricot through the smooth, long finish. Drink to 2019.

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