2011SpreitzerWJSpat2011 Weingut Spreitzer, Riesling “Winkeler Jesuitengarten” Spatlese, Rheingau Germany.
This classic and almost rustic Riesling is open and delightful in it’s youth, and still has the stuff for long term aging with plenty of juicy fruit and sizzling acidity with a sweet edge that adds pure refreshment. The nose is honeyed and floral with hints of petrol, slate flinty spice, steely mineral and grapefruit leading to a balanced palate of green apple, apricot and peach in syrup flavors with touches of candied tropical fruits, dried mango and peppered pineapple. This tangy sweet Riesling is lovely and finishes with a touch of earth that adds complexity and charm, the 2011 vintage shows the talents of this winery and Spreitzer’s full lineup are all glorious.
($35 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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