2015 Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Spatlese “303”

Article number: Spreitz 303
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It hails from a sub-parcel called Eiserberg (due to its iron-rich soil), from which a record-setting TBA with 303° Oechsle was gathered in 1920 by Spreitzer's great-great grandpappy. This record Rheingau must-weight prevailed until 2003. It's become a signature for them, and has been exceptional in every vintage since I've known the wines. This '09 is remarkably piquant, with salty botrytis and flowery refinement and a burning-leaf smokiness. It seems a tic drier than the Jesuitengarten. There's more iron here, more ripeness and more alcohol, and overall it's more demanding than usual in the best way. Rheingau Riesling should be demanding, and this one gives hours of interesting happy things to ponder.

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