2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett


  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    April 5, 2019 - In a prime drinking window for those who like some age on their German Riesling, this has developed a smoky overlay to the fruit, as well as a very interesting textural style. It wanders between creamy and oily, then the acidity takes over in the finish. It is still characteristic of the 2007 vintage, so if you are looking for laser focused acidity, I would choose a different vintage. There is never a bad vintage of Saarburger Rausch Kabinett. They just reflect the site, and the conditions of the year.

  • Oh Dae-su wrote: 90 points

    September 15, 2015 - BeRauschend zitro-cantaloupe-lastige Frucht, feine W├╝rze und wunderbar "spritzige" Spannung

  • fclarity wrote: 93 points

    October 25, 2014 - From a half bottle, this wine had a light yellow center and clear rims. The medium intensity nose displayed citrus, honey, and Riesling funk.

    This wine was a bit watery in the mouth at first but firmed up nicely with air. It had a medium body and excellent length.

    While this is drinking, it will last for years.

  • NoTrollingerPlease wrote: 80 points

    April 1, 2012 - Flat, thin, some Petrol notes. Maybe bad storage???

  • zscheiner Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 14, 2012 - Crushed rock, lemon zest, lemon pith and a bit of petrol on the nose. Light to medium bodied with low to medium acidity. Meyer lemon and peach on entry, transitioning to minerals and lemon pith. Nice now but will probably reward patience.

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

    (Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/10/2008 (link)

    (Zilliken, Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett Saar White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2008, Issue #14, The 2007 Vintage in Germany: A Great Classic In the Making

    (Geltz-Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett AP #8) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    5/9/2009 (link) 89 points

    (Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett) Light canary yellow color; deep stone fruit, baked apricot, white peach nose; light-bodied, tart but rounded stone fruit, mineral and peach palate; short-medium finish

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  • By Jesse Becker, MS, CWE
    April 2009 (link)

    (Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer) The superb aromatics include some spiciness, smoky minerality, and grilled apricots. Minty, grilled peaches, apricots, smoke, and minerals dominate the palate. This wine has a rich, soft, tree-fruit texture, juicy acidity, and a long, tangy, fresh finish. Hot Picks


  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2008 (link) (16.5-17+) points

    (Geltz-Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett) A very fresh, pure, lifted and aromatic nose. This is a delicious wine with lovely style, full and fleshy, but balanced with a little delicacy. A clean, sour-juicy finish completes the picture. This has some length too. An excellent Kabinett.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type White
  • Producer Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz)
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Kabinett
  • Vineyard Saarburger Rausch
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (51%)
  • Consumed 76 (49%)

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