2009 Zilliken Riesling Spatlese Saarburger Rausch
Riesling - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 93

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2011
Now we're at the maximum of what could be achieved this year without botrytis says Zilliken of the 2009 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spatlese A.P. #6 made up of golden bunches rather similar to those that informed the... Now we're at the maximum of what could be achieved this year without botrytis says Zilliken of the 2009 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spatlese A.P. #6 made up of golden bunches rather similar to those that informed the Grosses Gewachs or "Diabas" bottlings except including in addition browning beginning-botrytis berries such as lightly informed even this year's Rausch Kabinett. Pink grapefruit mango and pineapple scent and lusciously saturate a palate as saliva-inducing refreshing and near-weightless as that of the corresponding Kabinett. But not only is there more effusive and tropically-tilted ripeness on hand here there is yet richer texture; spicier pungency; and an incongruously enhanced degree of minerality in the form of peat-like smokiness crushed stone lip-licking salinity and somehow seemingly crystalline impingements. I expect this will perform beautifully for at least a quarter century (Zilliken compares it with his corresponding 1983 a wine that still drinks beautifully).
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
Opulent and ripe with lush concentrated flavors of apricot apple strudel and Key lime pie. There's a powerful minerality and acidity to this wine which finishes with notes of honey cream and lemon meringue. Drink now... Opulent and ripe with lush concentrated flavors of apricot apple strudel and Key lime pie. There's a powerful minerality and acidity to this wine which finishes with notes of honey cream and lemon meringue. Drink now through 2030. -KM
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Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, May 2012
Light gold color. Nose is initially full of apricot and yellow peach aromas leading to more tropical mango and papaya joined by an underlying note of wet stone. Medium weight on entry with a creamy texture this stays well... Light gold color. Nose is initially full of apricot and yellow peach aromas leading to more tropical mango and papaya joined by an underlying note of wet stone. Medium weight on entry with a creamy texture this stays well focused from beginning to end. Abundant ripe yellow stone fruit flavors transition to strawberry ginger and hints of baking spice before finishing with a bright and fresh key lime note. Drink now and over the next 12+ years.
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Upper Mosel
Appellation Saarburg
Sub-appellation Rausch
Vintage 2009