Falstaff: “Feiner Duft mit feinem Wechselspiel aus reifen, gelben und herben exotischen Früchten. Klar und kompakt. Straffer Geschmack mit packendem Süße-Säure-Spiel und konzentrierter Frucht von reifen Aprikosen und Weinbergspfirsichen. Potenzial!” 91/100 pts
Wine Advocate:” From fully ripe grapes from younger vines and bottled with 75 grams of residual sugar and 7.5% alcohol, the 2014 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese displays a puristic smoky slate aroma that needs some minutes to develop more fruity charm. Medium-bodied and as juicy and mineral, this finesse-full and frisky Spätlese with a long and salty finish reveals a nice purity, finesse and elegance.
Zilliken harvested everything in October, he started around the 5th and 6th, and finished around the 25th. Hanno says botrytis came only late in the old vines on single sticks. The top quality was an Auslese GK. Alcohol levels are moderate, if not low–due to the high extracts. The GG was picked with 95° Oechsle, but was bottled as a dry wine with just 11.5% of final alcohol, whereas the 2015 brought 12.5% alcohol from the same must weight. All the wines are straightly pressed, with no maceration time, to keep the pure, lean and straight house style. Only the QbA was chaptalized.” 90/100 pts