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ZILLIKEN SAARBURG RIESLING KABINETT
FORSTMEISTER GELTZ-ZILLIKEN

Sea breeze, crushed stone and pork rind along with ripe Persian melon and Rainier cherry rise from the glass as the nose of the 2019 Riesling Saarburger Kabinett turns more dominantly fruity after some hours’ aeration. Salinity persists pleasingly on a delicate, silken palate and a mouthwatering finish, to which a hint of lime zest adds a welcome bit of tang, mint a cooling whisper and cherry pit a hint of piquant counterpoint. The sense of sweetness, though residual sugar is high (predictable, given this estate’s track record), proves entirely supportive rather than at all obtrusive.

- May, 2022, David Schildknecht