2019 Zilliken Rausch Riesling Spätlese Saar

SKU #1517051 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark You would be well advised to cancel anything else you were planning to do today, because this is brimming with pineapple and papaya aromas that will suck you into the concentrated and graceful palate. I love the dangerously refreshing finish that's also very silky. Inner quote mark (8/2020)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Streaks of white grapefruit and struck slate collide on the nose of this blindingly pure-fruited spätlese. Light on its feet yet powerfully concentrated with lime, apricot and honeydew flavors, it’s an electric sip that can’t be placed anywhere but the Mosel. Medium sweet yet without a trace of sugariness, it’s irresistible now but should evolve beautifully through 2035 and hold longer still. (AI) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2019 Rausch Spätlese is clear, precise, fresh and flinty on the nose. Obviously based on perfectly botrytized grapes, this is a dense, concentrated, rich and generous but fine and elegant Spätlese from the Saarburger Rausch. The finish is piquant and salty, still young but already stimulating. (ST) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Lemon and orange sorbet flavors mark this sappy white, whose texture is infused with baking spice elements. Turns more gossamer and detailed on the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2037. Inner quote mark (10/2021)

K&L Notes

95 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 04 20. The 2019er Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese was made from fruit picked at 101° Oechsle and was fermented to sweet levels of residual sugar. It offers a stunning nose made of yellow peach, grapefruit, lemon, apricot blossom, whipped cream, coconut, and fine spices. This develops the creamy side of a “feine Auslese” on the palate, but the stunningly ripe and pure feel of zest adds incredible juiciness to the wine. Whipped cream, grapefruit, vineyard peach, and apricot make for a feast of the senses in the aftertaste. This sweet wine is simply remarkable. While enjoyable on its primary fruit now, it will hugely benefit from further bottle aging as the touch of sweetness will recede. But the balance and tension are already remarkable now." (05/2020)

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