Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Kabinett
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Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Kabinett, 2019


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vintage


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Portfolio
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2019

6x75cl

DP

£125.11



Zilliken, Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Kabinett, 2019

2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Zilliken, Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Kabinett, 2019

Restrained at first, then notes of grapefruit, verbena, fresh peach and smoky slate. Supple and silky, finely tuned and open knit, salty minerality interwoven with charming yellow stone fruits. Totally seamless, easy even, but not without some real persistence. This is going to prove exceptionally easy to drink.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
8.5%
92/100
David Schildknecht, Vinous

The 2019 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Kabinett presents a nose of quince, mango and Persian melon accompanied by alkaline and saline sea breeze accents. The feel is plusher than that of the corresponding village-designated bottling and the finish more profusely fruity, with an enveloping sense of richness. Yet there is also an impression of utmost delicacy, of clarity – especially after aeration – and of transparency to underlying nuances of smoke, stone and iodine. A faint suggestion of fresh lime lends a welcome modicum of animation to a performance of unabashed but by no means excessive sweetness.
Date Reviewed:
05/2022

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Germany


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Zilliken

Zilliken

The life of a Saar Riesling grower is not an easy one. Possibly one of the coldest and most marginal corners of Germany, the Saar can produce some of the world’s great white wine in hot sunny years such as 1990. However, these are usually outnumbered by cold wet years resulting in over astringent and unripe wines. There are a small band of growers though who have a distinct advantage over the rest in the land that they own. A handful of Saar vineyards are steep enough and exposed enough to ensure a decent level of grape ripening even in poor years. Hanno Zilliken is fortunate enough to have sizeable holdings in Saarburg’s great vineyard, the steep south-facing Rausch. He exploits these slate based vines to the maximum through careful pruning and hand selection. When the wine is pressed, it gently descends by gravity into the oak casks lying in Hanno’s dark damp cellars. The wines are prime examples of Saar Riesling, being mouthwateringly taut, mineral and sophisticated.

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