2004 Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Spätlese "303"
92 points David Schildknecht for Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2004 Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Spatlese “303,” picked in the first week of November near the end of this year’s Spreitzer harvest, was blatantly strutting its stuff... Aromas of ripe peach, mango and orange usher in an oily, creamy, envelopingly rich palate featuring lightly caramelized peach, mango, banana, and plum paste. The finish is an absolute torrent of ripe tropical and orchard fruits, backed by an enormous amount of sweetness. Lock this away for at least a decade unless you have a really sweet tooth, but do latch on to some!" (11/05) "THE WINE OF THE VINTAGE IN THIS COLLECTION...It will seize up a little after bottling, and will likely show Spreitzer‘s typical reduced aromas when you encounter it a few months from now. But believe me, this is deep into Dönnhoff territory, and I haven‘t had a Rheingau Riesling this great in many years.There‘s isn‘t much, so don‘t be mad at me if you miss it. Finest ripe aromas; mirabelle, guava, balsam, cox-orange pippins; it has a Dellchen-like quality of polish and just heart-rending beauty. This week there was a piece in the NY TIMES food section about molés, in which the writer spoke about taking a taste and experiencing a “sudden infusion of silence” and yes, that is it. The flavors and interplay of sweets and salts here stretch from alpha to omega; the finish is never-ending. The finish almost seems to tickle the palate. +++ " Terry Theise, Importer