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1999 Zilliken Riesling Saarburger Spatlese RauschRiesling from Germany


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  • 92 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 1999 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese #9 offers a clear and spicy, as well as slightly minty bouquet of nutty-flavored bright fruits. Smooth and lush on the plate, this is a sweet and very elegant Spätlese, with a fine mineral acidity and an intense and persistent fruit complexity. Here is a very fine and tart tannin structure that I have always loved in the old Zilliken wines, whereas I miss them a bit in modern times. "1999 war a good botrytis year with a moderate acidity," says Hanno Zilliken, who compares 1999 with 2003--underlining that in 2003 the berries were rather healthily shriveled due to dryness. This wine should be go very well with Gorgonzola."

Product Detail

Item # 95443
Country Germany
Region Saar
Sub-Region Saar

92 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 1999
Color White
ABV 10.0%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach