TN: Two Whites And A Red...(short/boring)

Tried these three over the last few days:

  1. Weingut Leitz Riesling Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz/Rheingau (8.5%; Pradikatswein, Spatlese; A.P.Nr. 24 079 060 12; TerryTheiseSlctns/SkurnikWines) Rudesheim/Rheingau 2011: Med.dark gold color; strong R/mango/floral some botrytis/peachy/apricotty strong petrol/valve oil quite complex classic mature Rheingau nose; lightly tart/tangy rather rich/lush fairly sweet strong R/Rheingau/floral/mango fairly strong botrytis/peachy/apricotty strong petrol/Mosel valve oil quite complex flavor; very long/lingering rather sweet strong R/mango/floral fairly petrol/valve oil very complex finish; a beautiful expression of a mature Rheingau that should go out another 10 yrs; beautiful R. $21.00 (vJM)

  1. Anima Mundi Gres WW (12%; Xarello grape; Natural Wine; LLaurador Wines/Fairfax/CA) Agusti/Anima Mundi/St.Sadumi d’Anoia/AltPenedes/Espana 2020: color; unpleasant very earthy/loamy quite unclean/natty/fairly mousey no fruit slight grapefruity/appley dreadful nose; slight spritz on front of palate; quite earthy/loamy rather unclean/natty/bretty/mousey no fruit rather bitter quite acid very sour dreadful flavor; med.long quite sour rather bitter quite earthy/loamy no fruit somewhat bitter finish; another dreadful natural wine.
    $21.50 (KK)

  1. chat fou Vin de France Northern Rhone Vlly (12.5%; Grenache + White varieties; LouisDressnerSlctns/NY) Vinifie par Eric Texier 2021: Med.color; strong grapey/Grenache/strawberry some CdR-like somewhat earthy pleasant/simple nose; soft rather grapey/strawberry/Grenache some earthy pleasant CdR flavor w/ light tannins; med.light strawberry/Grenache light earthy slight CdR-like finish w/ light tannins; billed as a glou-glou wine & that’s really all that’s there; pretty dull & vapid & quite disappointing.
    $22.00 (SFW&S)

More kriddlecroak from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. LLauralor Slctns is the natural wine arm of JosePastorImprts. As a rule, the JosePastor wines are pretty good. As another rule, the LLaurader Slctns are pretty dreadful. They capture all that is bad about the natural wine movement. They are the darlings of SweetAlice. This wine was pretty much undrinkable. No prospects of improving. Down the drain, not the gullet.
    The chat fou (Crazy Cat) attracted my attention because of the name Eric Texier on the label. It was billed as a glou-glou wine and it fully delivered on that character. Quite light & vapid & lacking in any character. I generally like Eric’s wines quite a lot…plus he’s a fellow Nuclear guy. I’ve had plenty of glou-glou wines that showed much more interesting character. This one was lacking.
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Seems the wines doesn’t travel well to the West coast. better come here to Europe and enjoy the “natural” wines with us!