Saturday, 23 August 2014


I think this photo also sums up the wine.
Now for something light and zingy.

Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken, Saarburg Rausch Kabinett 2011, Mosel
Straw yellow. A whiff of slate rises up from the glass. This slowly dissipates, leaving candied lime and hints of white peach. Gradually I can detect something I can only describe as slightly rubbery like a warm squash ball a minerally characteristic I've noticed in other excellent wines, red included. Candied apple on the palate; great balance between the high notes of the acidity and the fruitier, sweeter elements. Somehow concentrated and even slightly glazed, yet it remains as light as a feather. Extremely tasty and, at 8.5 percent alcohol, perfect midday fare.

Rausch the vineyard name is German for a state of intoxication, ecstasy, exhilaration or frenzy, a buzz, a high, etc.

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