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2017 Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese Auction #3, 375ml

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April 7, 2024 - $33



96James Suckling

Wonderful aromas of floral honey, apricots and mangoes. A lush and juicy palate with an electric freshness, making the long finish super clean.

95Wine Enthusiast

Hints of pollen, saffron and earth accent pristine lemon and lime on the palate.

92Wine Spectator

Fresh and racy, with powerful acidity cutting through the ripe flavors of persimmon, guava and blood orange. Very elegant, but intense and focused, showing lovely integration of the elements. Offers a mineral-infused aftertaste.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Amazing that such a giant of a man makes wines like these. Carved from sugared peaches and rose petals, lime bones and delicate honeyed sweetness. A fine, almost earthy spiciness runs like filigree lace over the top and through the wine.


Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.