2015 Saarburger Rausch Spatlese Geltz/Zilliken

Robert Parker has described Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken’s wines as “spectacularly long-aging Riesling” with “lip-smacking balance”. And the 2015 vintage comes highly-rated by both Jancis Robinson and Mosel Fine Wines, an independent review of Mosel Riesling. The latter have said that “the 2015 vintage will go down as one of the great vintages at the Estate” and that the production “nicely underlines why Spätlese and Auslese are the sweet spot of the 2015 vintage in the Mosel.”


Mosel Fine Wines made the 2015 Geltz-Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Spätlese their Wine of the Month August 2016, awarding it 94 points and saying that “the finesse and elegance are simply to die for as the wine lingers on long after having been tasted!” Jancis Robinson concurred, rating it at 17.5 points and describing it as “Racy and pure. Fly-away quality…”.


Click here to view all the 2015s from Geltz-Zilliken, described by Mosel Fine Wines as “a mind-boggling set of wines”.

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Average critic rating : 93.5 points



Includes some shrivelled berries. Racy and pure. Fly-away quality but with lots of acidity.Apr 2016, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2047



This wine offers a superbly elegant and complex feel of citrusy fruits, a hint of coconut, minty herbs and slate on the nose. It proves medium-bodied on the palate, where zesty acidity provides the right counter-weight to delicately silky and ripe and creamy yellow fruits. A further kick of acidity comes through in the after-taste and livens up the whole experience. The presence and aromatic ripeness are that of a delicately clean and light Auslese. But the finesse and elegance are simply to die for as the wine lingers on long after having been tasted! It is still on the rich side at this stage but will prove a stunner at maturity. What a great effort in the making! Jun 2016, www.moselfinewines.com, Drink: 2025-2040


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