2014 forstmeister geltz zilliken, saarburger rausch riesling auslese versteigerung, mosel
Why We're Buying
Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken Rausch Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel has a name that's almost as long as its estate's winemaking tradition. The Zilliken family has made riesling since 1742, generating a name for itself with graceful, youthful, and delicately accented white wines. Critics have consistently hailed vintages as "impressive" and "outstanding."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The citrus-colored 2014 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese # 1 (Auction) was auctioned in Trier 2015 and fetched 83 Euros plus taxes. The wine opens with a beautifully clear and elegant slate aroma and very fine fruit aromas. This is a very delicate but complex Auslese of great purity, finesse and elegance whose residual sugar of 98 grams per liter is perfectly absorbed by the salty minerality of this excellent Auslese. The finish is long and full of tension, but weightless. Total production: One fuder or 1,300 bottles. - Stephan Reinhardt, March 2016
A more typical Zilliken Auslese in terms of sweetness and opulence than its AP # 2 counterpart, this auction bottling, representing a single thousand-liter fuder, is almost severely concentrated, featuring zesty, sizzling candied lime peel and ginger along with pit- inflected white peach preserves. The botrytis has done its noble work here without leaving behind any obvious fingerprints, and the clarity, animation and juiciness of the long finish, delightfully leavening the wine's richness.