White - Off-dry

2003 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
Drink between 2014 - 2023 (Edit)
CT89.5 15 reviews
Label borrowed from 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • exonian Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 8, 2020 - Pale gold in appearance, with a medium nose of kerosene, honey, white flowers, and lime. Medium sweet acidity is low, and quite full bodied, with flavours of stone fruits, and honied lime. There is a dry mineral finish. Pleasantly mature Spatlese , the low acidity means the wine lacks the refreshing cut of the best Rieslings.

  • Karoline.phillips wrote: 95 points

    November 24, 2019 - Clear pale gold in the glass, pronounced nose of nectarine, honey, kerosene, lemon curd, ginger, muscat, banana (?), orange flower. Medium / off dry palate, full body, petrol, peach, minerality, lemon and a touch of leather. Extremely long - palate is tightly structured, proceeding in waves of acid enveloping the tongue, like a gentle floral mist! Botticelli’s Spring in a glass. What a delightful wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ricard Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 25, 2019 - Outrageous nose of exotic tropical fruit and something melancholy also in the aroma, perhaps the effect of ageing. Delicate and sweet, beautiful, rounded and creamy.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NickA Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 26, 2019 - Just so enjoyable: bright, juicy acidity, so it's thirst-quenching as well as luscious. Like being in a Starburst advert. Big flavour of tropical fruit, with some breadiness on the finish. Didn't detect any kerosene in this one.

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  • Karoline.phillips Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 2, 2019 - Med gold, on the nose lemon rind, nectarines, honey and petrol, a steely edge. Medium/off-dry, elderflower, lemon and muscat on the palate. The key distinguishing feature is the perfectly integrated and balanced structure - the gentleness of the floral and honey characteristics contrasted with the considerable, chewy acid. Three separate acid peaks on the palate, but overall it tastes like a dewy flower melting on your tongue... very very long. One to savour. What a steal for the age and quality.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Tina Gellie
    The Wine Society Spring/Early Summer Tastimg, 3/22/2018 (link)

    (Zilliken, Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spätlese, Saar, Mosel, Germany, White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson
    3/22/2018 (link)

    (Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken, Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Spätlese Saar White) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/24/2007 (link)

    (Zilliken Ockfener Bockstein Spatlese) Ripe and fat and nice pleasant wine but slightly diffuse. Just ok.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz)
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Ockfener Bockstein
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 95 (51%)
  • Consumed 91 (49%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

apple pie, Fish, Fish tacos, fruit dessert

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