2016 Zilliken Rausch Riesling Kabinett


Wine Advocate: 93/100
James Suckling: 93/100
Wine Enthusiast: 93/100
Mosel Fine Wines: 91/100

“This is a Kabinett of great beauty”



Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate: “The 2016 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett opens like a perfume, with flinty, spicy, intense yet fine and almost tropical fruit aromas. This is very well articulated and precise. Round and delicate on the palate, this is a lush, almost creamy, perfectly balanced and dense Kabinett whose unfermented sugar intertwines beautifully with mineral flavors. This is a Kabinett of great beauty—highly recommend. 8.5% alcohol.” 93/100 pts

Jamessuckling.com: “Quite exotic on the nose, but without any hint of heaviness. Sensational balance of fruit, minerals, and super-elegant acidity make this a near-perfect example of this category. Pristine finish that makes you want more now, but this has a couple of decades of aging potential!” 93/100 pts

Wine Enthusiast: “Sweet-tart grapefruit and melon flavors are fragrant and pure in this spry, profoundly mineral kabinett. Zesty lime acidity and cutting shards of slate and salt accentuate its ethereal, weightless mouthfeel. It’s lovely now but concentrated enough to improve through 2026, and hold further.” 93/100 pts

Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer & Jean Fisch): “Harvested at a full 92 Oechsle, this Rausch Kabinett offers plenty of ripe and rich notes of pineapple, coconut, mango, grapefruit and smoke. The wine is nicely juicy on the palate where smooth and luscious mango, apricot and vanilla cream make for a supple and joyful fruity experience. Smoke and a light touch of citrus come through in the long finish, where some lightness gives a more playful side to this overall rich Spätlese-styled expression of Riesling. 2026-2041” 91/100 pts

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