2016 Zilliken Saarburg Riesling Alte Reben trocken

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Wine Advocate: 93/100
Wine Enthusiast: 92/100
Vinous: 92/100
Wine Spectator: 92/100
Jamessuckling.com: 91/100
Jancis Robinson: 17/20
Mosel Fine Wines: 90/100

Round, rich and elegant on the palate but just 11.5% alcohol, this is a beautifully complex and persistent dry Spätlese style. This is impressive, with refreshing minerality and beautiful fruit.”

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Wine Advocate: “From 60- to 130-year-old vines in the Saarburger Rausch, the 2016 Saarburg Riesling Trocken “Alte Reben” offers super ripe and concentrated fruit on the nose. Round, rich and elegant on the palate but just 11.5% alcohol, this is a beautifully complex and persistent dry Spätlese style. This is impressive, with refreshing minerality and beautiful fruit. Tasted March 2018. (SR) ” 92/100 pts

Wine Enthusiast: ‘While slight in body and alcohol, this delicate old-vine Riesling offers an accelerating build of concentration and texture. Lip-smacking apricot, tangerine and lemon flavors are pristine, augmented by a hint of residual sugar and bright acidity. The finish is dry with lean reverberating minerality. (ALI) ” 93/100 pts 

Vinous: “Our old vines trained to single posts were hardly affected by peronospora,’ noted Zilliken, ‘even though it was catastrophic in the wire-trained sections. It could be’ he added, ‘that the really old vines are simply more resilient. But the result is another of the anomalies of vintage 2016: that these gave us our highest yields.’ Ashen and stony accents emerge on the nose, along with intimations of seed- and pit-inflected fresh apple and cherry, which then dominate on a buoyant, silken palate. Bittersweet iris perfume adds inner-mouth allure, leading into a brightly and lusciously fruited, vividly stone-lined, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. (DS) ” 92/100 pts

Wine Spectator: “Pure and focused, delivering flavors of yellow apple, nectarine and jasmine layered with rich spice and custard notes. The mineral-infused finish delivers fennel and lavender accents. Charming, harmonious and ready to drink, but with the ability to age. Drink now through 2026. (AZ) ” 92/100 pts

Jamessuckling.com: “Still a bit closed, but this is a seriously mineral wine with an astonishing depth for just 11.5%. However, the best thing about this wine are the myriad citrus curd, herbal and mineral nuances at the long super-clean finish. You could drink it now, but this has many years ahead of it if well kept. ” 91/100 pts

Jancis Robinson: “Fresh green fruit with apple and pear takes centre stage, but is complemented by an intriguing waxy notion. Once again apple and a delightful juicy touch of grapefruit make the mouth water, supported by an authentic expression of the vintage’s acidity. At the same time a generous texture reflects high extract, smidgeons of crisp kernel and stony minerality adding some fascinating touches to the finish. (MS)” 17/20 pts

Mosel Fine Wines: “The 2016er dry Saarburger Riesling Alte Reben is made from a selection of berries from 60 to 130 year-old vines in the Saarburger Rausch. The wine offers a seductively fresh nose including peppermint, citrus, lime, peach and spices. It shows good presence on the palate, where intense citrusy fruits are well wrapped into a creamy texture. There is depth and mouth-watering tartness in the spicy, long and fresh finish of this outstanding expression of dry Riesling. 2019-2026” 90/100 pts

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2016

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Zilliken

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