2009 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Klosterlay Riesling Spätlese SKU #1057957

Price: $19.99

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Tasting Notes

A K&L Exclusive Bottling!!! A winegrower that needs no introduction, since we have been proudly endorsing his wines since our first taste of ‘99 Drachenstein. Due to his unbelievable passion and determined focus Johannes has become one of the top producers of Riesling in the world - Not bad for a small farmer from the Rheingau. This wine comes from a single vineyard site (Klosterlay) just above the little village of Rüdesheim. This wine is intensely fragrant, full of sweet herbs, lavender and grapefruit peel. High toned and vibrant on the palate with a refreshing raciness and minerality that begs you to drink more. A very precise and balanced expression of Riesling with clean flavors and a long juicy finish. Can be comfortably cellared for 15+ years with out worry.

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a K&L exclusive! Beautiful aromatics, citrus stone fruits, floral and a dusting of minerality. Bright acidity drives pleasantly(dinner) sweet wines. A must try.
  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    K&L Staff Member
    Confession: I'm drinking a lot more Riesling lately, the perfect wine to enhance the Burmese and Thai dishes that I crave when the fog burns off and the weather heats up. Correction, I enjoy Riesling even without food, especially when it possesses as much lively flavor, vibrancy and amazing length as this stunning, affordable Spätlese. Johannes Leitz is a very special winemaker and this is an extraordinary, scintillating Riesling at any price. Do yourself a favor and try a bottle with a plate of grilled, skewered, ginger Thai scallops.
    Top Value!


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