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2011 Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Grosses Gewachs


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SKU: 410284-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    While I was critical of their inaugural 2009 effort in this genre - which disappointed in particular when tasted alongside the corresponding halbtrocken -Diabas- bottling - the Zillikens- 2011 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Grosses Gewachs (along with its 2010 counterpart) demonstrates that they are fast learners when it comes to perfecting the VDP-s prestige dry wine genre. I-m especially struck by the fact that this 2011 Grosses Gewachs displays even greater intrigue and clarity - and no less interactive complexity or energy - than its Diabas counterpart. Scents suggestive of moss and underbrush; alkaline and saline ocean breeze; as well as more predictable lemon rind, kirsch, smoke, and crushed stone anticipate an equally fascinating and complex palate. Toasty nut oils and squash seeds along with a glowing expression of cyanic piquancy add to the impressive intensity of a long, mouthwatering finish. Revisited early this year, it performed even more impressively than it had soon after bottling, and I anticipate that it will reward attention through at least 2025. Given a 5,300 liter production, this isn-t a rarity per se, but it-s rare to encounter a Grosses Gewachs that projects a similar sense of buoyancy and infectious primary juiciness.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Enticing aromas of tropical fruits, persimmon and smoky spices. Refined peach pit flavor and saline minerality animate the palate. With impressive length, this is one of the very best dry rieslings of the vintage from the Mosel, Saar or Ruwer.
    Author: Joel B. Payne
    Issue: January/February 2013
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    • 19 bottles owned
    • 4 collectors