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2010 Josef Leitz Geisenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Eiswein (half bottle)
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2010 Josef Leitz Geisenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Eiswein (half bottle)

Producer: Josef Leitz
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2012

Bright aromas of camomile tea, orange rind and lemon oil, plus a whiff of smoky botrytis.  The supple black cherry flavor is animated by finely chiseled minerality.  Dense yet vibrant, this is what eiswein should be in a vintage that produced very few examples of this quality.

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German vintners and Germany's wine law have often been their own worst enemies, and consumers understandably bemoan the unintelligibility of the labels as well as the mediocre quality of so many commercial-grade wines. It is a shame if this situation acts as a barrier to appreciating some of the world's most distinctive and versatile wines.
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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