2011 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale golden-yellow. Exuberant floral aromas combine with persimmon and nut oil on the nose. The succulent tropical fruit flavors are enlivened by saline minerality. Offers excellent chewy depth, superb balance and a seductively charming finish. This impressive spatlese is among the vintage's best.
Fresh and vibrant, with focused acidity and plenty of apple, pear, peach and apricot flavors that feature dashes of smoke and spice. Vanilla and dried mango linger on the well-structured finish, with some floral notes. Best from 2014 through 2034.
Crystal clear fragrance of citrus fruit is followed by racy and delicious expression of sweet grapefruit and mandarin flavours, with acidity and minerality pitched to exhilarating perfection. A Spätlese of great elegance that’s inspiring -- mainly a desire for more! 17.5/20 points.