Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese 2005

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59.00 €
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(Geltz Zilliken)
Sweet wine (100 % Riesling)
Geltz Zilliken
Year: 2005

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 30th October 2012

Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken traces its history back to 1742 with the Gelz family. In the middle of the 19th Century, the Prussian counsellor Ferdinand Gelz brought repute and prestige to the winery. After his death, the estate started to be partitioned and changed hands until reaching the present Zilliken family, who, since the 1960s, have gradually regained past prestige. The winery is located in the cool Saar valley, a sub-zone of the German Mosel region. With vineyards lying on blue slate and red clay sub-soils, the wines here are looking at the typical aromatic note of acidic apple with strong mineral notes and are a notable example of the reigning variety in Central Europe: Its Royal Highness the Riesling.


A light coppery yellow colour, very bright, with some tartrate precipitation. Noticeably dense in the glass.


Very intense, surprisingly fresh, with plenty of citrus, aniseed and white flower hints. Mineral notes come over lightly at the end.


Huge, very rounded, with lemony flavours. Lactic hints. Lemon ice cream. Very fresh, acidic and long.


Like Mount Chimaera, this wonderful sweet wine is a dream for many connoisseurs. Originating from an estate of eight hectares, planted with grapevines that have reached the age of a hundred years old, this gem is defined by the region’s authenticity. It is flavoursome, mineral, delicate, refined with an everlasting finish and reflecting an exceptional vintage such as 2005, which is considered by many to be one of the best in the Mosel region, obviously too for sweet wines. To accompany an infinite number of culinary compositions, from rather rich starters with fruit to desserts featuring milk, it is also very pleasant to drink on its own. An absolutely marvellous style which can complement a mi-cuit with yogurt, lime and honey. Decanting is advisable.

Serving temperature

from 8 to 10º C