WTN: Bilbo, look out for the dragon! (Leitz Dragonstone)

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WTN: Bilbo, look out for the dragon! (Leitz Dragonstone)

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:27 am

2004 Leitz Rudesheimer Drachenstein Riesling QbA (Dragonstone)

On release this was almost painfully intense, as it has been the last 4 vintages (the 2005 is similar). Now with a year or so gone by from release the wine has clamed down considerably, with better sugar/acid balance, still prominent peach, apple and lime fruit and an emerging mineral base that had been hiding under a lot of baby fat. It's really starting to show the mark of the racy, classic 2004 vintage. Delicious stuff now, and a bargain for $10.99.
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Re: WTN: Bilbo, look out for the dragon! (Leitz Dragonstone)

Postby Charles Weiss » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:14 pm

Usually about time to start drinking when the next vintage is released.
So I'll take your advice, despite having opened a 2001 Christoffel Urz Wurz Kab on your say-so last weekend and finding it still pretty closed. Boy, you can't trust ANY of the major wine writers any more.
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Re: WTN: Bilbo, look out for the dragon! (Leitz Dragonstone)

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:28 pm

Obviously your Christoffel did not have the requisite leakage to properly age it.
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Re: WTN: Bilbo, look out for the dragon! (Leitz Dragonstone)

Postby Charles Weiss » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:33 pm

It's certainly not because my cellar is colder than yours!
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