We feature a simply breathtaking Spätlese from the 2009 vintage.
As we announced already in our January Issue, 2009 is another roaring success in the Mosel. This concerns in particular the Spätlese and clean Auslese level, at which some truly remarkable wines were made, among which this breathtaking Spätlese by the Getz-Zilliken Estate.
You can read more about the great Zilliken collection in Issue No 12 of Mosel Fine Wines (July 2010), which covers Part I of our 2009 Vintage Review, and includes over 15 comprehensive reports on leading Estates such as Willi Schaefer, Schloss Lieser, Fritz Haag, etc.
Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese
This bottling was made from the strictest of selections (it is made from the same raw material as the Grosses Gewächs, harvested at 99° Oechsle). Well, all this efforts paid off because, wow, this is a beauty! The nose offers freshness, with delicate notes of cassis and zesty exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit) all wrapped in the telltale green herby notes of the Estate. The balance on the palate is breathtaking, silky, multi-layered and incredibly precise. The wine really behaves like the sappy Auslese of the old days with a great finish offering balance, freshness and elegance. This is one of the most impressive young Spätlese we have ever tasted. 2017-2039
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