TN: Leitz '09 Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spatlese

Leitz '09 Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spatlese

Let me start by saying I’ve been buying this since the '02 vintage for it’s great Price/Quality ratio & this is the best one thus far.

That being said, it needs a couple three months for the hint of SO2 to decrease slightly on both nose & palate.

Light, bright pale yellow with a few bubbles of CO2.

On the nose: Lime, pear, earth, lanolin, lemon-oil & crackling fresh Granny Smith apples with a touch of marzipan.
Sweaty blackcurrants, licorice, wet limestone, nectarine, peach & steely cream come out with air.

On the palate: Mineral key-lime, pear, starfruit. SCREAMS fresh, pure RIESLING! Steely, creamy stone, nectarine with a nice pungent, earthy licorice twang.

Fairly big, concentrated & long for a Magda, but still slightly shy nose & palate (SO2). Will open more with time, obviously, & there is so much there to develop.

92 Points - will deserve more when the whiff of sulfur dissipates over the next month or three.

I Love this wine!

The only problem I have with this wine is I NEED MORE!!!

Bravo Johannes!