2007 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Drachenstein "Dragonstone" Riesling

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90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The latest installment of a proverbial hit, Leitz’s 2007 Rudesheimer Drachenstein Riesling Dragonstone continues (as its full name demonstrates) to come from a single vineyard, one from which by now Leitz takes a significant percentage of the crop. There has never been a better example of the electric intensity and uncanny balance Leitz is able to achieve in this site between taut, invigorating acidity and a high level of residual sugar that comes off as barely sweet. Zesty lime, peach, pink grapefruit, and red currant ally themselves to cinnamon spice, salts, and wet stones, and finish with simultaneous penetration and delicacy. Enjoy this great value anytime over the next 3-4 years." (08/08) Universally regarded as one of the three rising stars of the new generation of Rheingauers (with Künstler and Weil). Extraordinarily aromatic, vigorous wines from a vintner who grows more commanding each vintage. This is the wine that once was called Rüdesheimer Drachenstein, and it’s the wine David Schildknecht said was the best Riesling value in the world, which is because Johannes sells it to us for much less than it’s worth. For a large-production wine this receives the same care in the vineyards and cellar that every Leitz wine receives.

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/24/2008 | Send Email
Great crunch of mineral tucked inside pear and citrus fruit. A touch of residual sugar puts this close to a Kabinett in style but the great balancing acidity keeps the whole wine in focus.

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2008 | Send Email
The more classic '07 vintage marks a return to snappier, drier flavors for the Dragonstone. Fruit cocktail flavors, but with a tasty dry finish. Some of the trademark Leitz leesiness (i.e. creaminess derived from extended lees contact/stirring) sneaks in there as well. A lot of wine for the money.

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