I am back drinking again! Hooray! A modest little number to get me warmed up. Very good things have been said about the 2005 vintage in Germany. This was bottled with a screw cap which might explain its very fresh condition.
Riesling Spätlese Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz 2005, J. Leitz
The nose is really quite yeasty, but there is some aristocratic citrus fruit behind that. It is very ripe on the nose. The minerality on the nose is a touch metallic, which gives the nose a slight hint of tinned peas. This is not unattractive, though. Mmmmm… what a tasty wine. Lovely fruit on the entry followed up by good minerality and acidity. It is very focused despite its ripeness. The acidity leaves the finish to be very refreshing. Perhaps not the most complex of wines, but it is a charming little number.