White - Off-dry

2016 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Riesling Butterfly


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • oropeza Likes this wine:

    August 10, 2019 - As before: Floral-dominated front, salty / chalky middle... strongly chalk flavor and mouthfeel... finish bright but not obnoxiously so... nothing obnoxious about this at all. Graceful. Delicious.

  • wayfarer Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 21, 2019 - As before, and this bottle had a slightly softer tone, white flowers to go with the other attributes. Did not get the impression of sweetness noted with prior bottle. Still nice chalk and balance on the finish. Great qpr and always enjoyable.

  • wayfarer Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 15, 2018 - Moderately rich, maybe more so than I recall from prior vintages, and slightly sweeter too. Very nice fruit, bit citrus, (tangerine as mentioned by others?) some tropical, some yellow stone, mineral, moderately long and consistent from nose to sip to finish. Some acid crunch and chalk at end so that is good. As usual a good deal and very drinkable.

  • MoreWinePlease Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 24, 2018 - Spatelese sweetness, crisp fruit, good acids, nice finish

  • oropeza Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 30, 2018 - Floral up front, good fruit and then a long, steely, minerally, chalky middle and finish. Bright, distinct, hits every note.

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  • By David Schildknecht
    Saar & Ruwer: Beauties Despite a Bumpy 2016 (Mar 2018), 3/18/2018 (link)

    (Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Riesling Butterfly White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Vintage Report 2016, Review by Estate - Part I, Issue #35, 6/1/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz)
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Butterfly
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 711559001010

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 9 (27%)
  • Consumed 24 (73%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

baby green mix w/pears, dried cranberries, goat cheese topped w/roast chicken breast

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