Friday, September 25, 2009

2003 Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

2003 Geltz-Zilliken

2003 Geltz-Zilliken Riesling Kabinett, QmP Saarburger Rausch, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

I've been effusive with my praise for this estate and for this wine. I adore the wines of the Mosel, and I especially adore the wines of Zilliken. Wines of exceptional clarity, purity, and character. Substance, mes amis, the highest ideal in wine. Discussed here, and here.

Light straw yellow in colour, with great luminosity. Beautiful, waxy robe. My goodness, what a nose. An incredible fresh, intense bouquet of honey, apples, wax, slate and a touch of sulphur. Still a young wine, but already showing such an incredible terroir signature. Incredible. Just fucking amazing.

On the palate, there's such ripeness and purity of fruit that you're momentarily stunned. I was speechless the moment the wine entered my mouth, and I remained in a state of stupor for a few minutes. Just an incredibly vibrant experience. Lots of honey, lots of fruit, lots of minerality. Just an awe-inspiring creaminess to the palate, with a round, silky texture. Beautiful. Perfect balance of sweetness and high acidity on the finish. This has great length as well. As close to perfection in riesling as I've experienced this year. Stunning wine, just absolutely, fucking stunning wine.

I'm so in love with these wines. The raciness, the tension...my goodness. Speechless, just dumb and speechless.

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