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2009 Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese

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2009 Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese

Producer: Josef Leitz
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: Germany
Region: Rheingau

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2011

($36) Pale golden yellow. Exuberant floral nuances add lift to aromas of persimmon and nut oil. The succulent tropical fruit flavors and saline minerality work lively rather than sweet. A succulent, deep, well-balanced wine with a seductive finish.

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