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 Vintage2005
TypeWhite - Off-dry
ProducerZilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) (web)
VarietyRiesling
DesignationSpätlese #13
VineyardSaarburger Rausch
CountryGermany
RegionMosel Saar Ruwer
SubRegionn/a
Appellationn/a

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2032 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88 pts. and median of 86 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by JavaMonkey on 1/6/2015 & rated 86 points: Same as the first bottle: Medium yellow golden color. The nose has tropical fruit and just a hint of slate. This bottle had a ton of crystals precipitated out of it. I don't know if it's related, but I found the palate to be very soft, missing the acidity it needed to balance the sweet fruit. Nice long finish, but again not enough backbone for the sweetness. (291 views)
 Tasted by marc d on 3/31/2013: Tasty with the Easter ham. Great tart acidity to balance the residual sugar. Peach fruit, orange rind, floral. Very nice. (811 views)
 Tasted by JavaMonkey on 12/16/2012 & rated 84 points: Same as the last bottle: Medium yellow golden color. The nose has tropical fruit and just a hint of slate. This bottle had a ton of crystals precipitated out of it. I don't know if it's related, but I found the palate to be very soft, missing the acidity it needed to balance the sweet fruit. Nice long finish, but again not enough backbone for the sweetness. (822 views)
 Tasted by JavaMonkey on 4/25/2012 & rated 86 points: Medium yellow golden color. The nose has tropical fruit and just a hint of slate. This bottle had a ton of crystals precipitated out of it. I don't know if it's related, but I found the palate to be very soft, missing the acidity it needed to balance the sweet fruit. Nice long finish, but again not enough backbone for the sweetness. (980 views)
 Tasted by Kevin H on 7/24/2010 & rated 92 points: Lovely classic Saar. Nose has tons of slate, citrus fruits and a little petrol. All this comes through in the flavour, ripe, modest sweetness - youthful but very approachable now. (1287 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/2/2010: Scents of citrus and yellow fruit. Nice balance but still very young. Needs time. (1267 views)
 Tasted by DaleW on 1/5/2010: I had some fears this would be shut down, but it was actually showing quite well. A bit bigger/fruitier than classic Saar, as you might expect from 05, but still with an electric backbone of acidity. 8% ABV, very long finish, beautiful. A- (1069 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 6/10/2007: STG does German Riesling (West Seattle, WA): Mmm, total fruit punch explosion, tangerines, apricots, white peach. Tastes like Nahe/Donnhoff, but I'm so wrong. Frigging bouncy and fun. Great vibrancy, sweet, easy but then really seizes you with acidity, spiky. Seems young, a 2004? Lots of fun and really delicious. (2149 views)
 Tasted by Tintin on 5/14/2007 & rated 92 points: Oozing with loads of honeyed tropical fruit. Fuller bodied and less minerally than most German rieslings I've had. Regardless, it was delicious! (1413 views)
 Tasted by marc d on 1/6/2007: Oh this is lovely stuff. The nose alternates between apple - pear and some more tropical fruits. There is a slightly smoky note as well. This is full flavored with the sensation of weightlessness that the best MSR rieslings have. It is full of primary fruit and showing pretty sweet with all the baby fat of youth at the moment, but there is plenty of acid and structure underneath. Very long persistant finish. (1485 views)

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Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz)

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Riesling

Varietal character (Appellation America) | A short history of Riesling (Uncork) | Riesling (wikipedia)

Germany

Wines of Germany | The Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP) | How to read a German wine label | Geographical Information Down to Single Vineyards

Mosel Saar Ruwer

Starting in 2007 the German wine authorities have changed labeling laws to rename all of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wines to just "Mosel." This puts this and other database driven sites in a difficult spot, as millions of old wine label reflect the former labeling. As described here, CellarTracker has elected to remain with the old labeling for a number of years to avoid confusion. At some point we will switch over to just "Mosel" but not for a few years at least.
Mosel WeinKulturland (Moselwein e.V.)

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