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Saarburger Rausch Grosses Gewachs, Weingut Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken 2021

Tasting Notes

The 2021 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Grosses Gewächs is from 140-year-old vines, the oldest parcel in the Rausch. There almost is a tropical fruit note amidst the lemon and lime zest lift on the nose. The palate has immediate presence, and much fill with the slightest phenolic edge and a hint of silky tannin, as tender as a spiderweb. Lemon zestiness pervades this, planting a vertical stake of flavor that just goes on and on, making the mouth water. And while I know that fine wine deserves to be at the table, this absolutely qualifies as a vino da meditazione . Lemon serenity, clarity, precision. Wow. This is pitched at 8g/L of residual sweetness vis-à-vis 8.8g/L of acidity. (Dry)

Anne Krebiehl MW, vinous.com, April 2023

Complex range of aromas, piercing citrus to smoky mineral, all suffused and fragrant but there's also a touch of umami/mushroom adding to the complexity. On the palate, deep and all citrus fruit. All that complexity waiting in the wings. Almost chewy in its depth of flavour. (JH)

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2022

A very precisely delineated riesling GG that has been uncompromisingly produced with character in mind rather than weight of volume. Only just beginning to reveal its aromatic treasures (for example, licorice and lemon balm), but on the palate the intense wet stone minerality already drives the wine over the palate with considerable power. Very long, graceful finish. Drink or hold.

Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, November 2022
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