White - Off-dry

1983 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
Drink between 2011 - 2025 (Edit)
CT94.3 6 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 5

  • hprphf wrote: 93 points

    May 15, 2019 - Acker 2019/05 (Zuma): Quite dense and rich with age. 93

  • salil wrote: 95 points

    December 15, 2018 - HDH Dec auction trip/dinners at SKY and RPM Italian; 12/13/2018-12/15/2018: I’ve found a lot of variability among ’83 Zillikens, but this was one of the really good bottles. A core of ripe fruit that’s still quite powerful and fresh, and layers of honey, spice, smoke, mineral, and herbal notes around the fruit. Intensely sweet with the power and richness I’d expect at this pradikat, but impeccably balanced with powerful acids making it feel vibrant and fresh. Fantastic.

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    December 15, 2018 - HDH December auction; 12/13/2018-12/15/2018 (Chicago, IL): #13-84, 7.8% abv. Killer showing for this bottle -- so glad at least one of my two bottles showed well. There's incredible acidity with so much dense fruit here. Lots of fantastic fruit and and intensity here. I love the smoky, mineral tones here as well. Just absolutely great stuff.

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  • acyso wrote: flawed

    June 10, 2018 - Old German Riesling et al. (Chicago, IL): #13-84, 7.8% abv. Almonds, intense botrytis, and some sweet peaches, but enough of the taste of oxidation to make me sad.

  • PhoenixIWFS wrote:

    October 23, 2003 - All bottles had bad corks. Soggy and crumbly. The will still had a tiny bit of life but was mostly gone. There were hints of what it once was and could have been. Domage!

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Recently Tasted German, Austrian and Alsace Wines: A Range of Rieslings (and Friends) from Dry to Dessert

    (Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel- Geltz-Zilliken AP #13) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: the 1980s, Issue #15, 4/1/2011 (link)

    (Geltz-Zilliken Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese lange GK Auction) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz)
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Auslese Lange Goldkapsel
  • Vineyard Ockfener Bockstein
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 22 (45%)
  • Consumed 27 (55%)

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