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Markus Molitor Riesling Saarburger Rausch Auslese*** Green Capsule 2018  - First Bottle

Reviews

99 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Molitor's 2018 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Auslese *** (Green Capsule) is concentrated, fresh and coolish as well as stony on the lemon-scented nose. Rich and powerful yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a highly concentrated, dense and textured Rausch Auslese with crystalline, mineral acidity that gives a linear course. This mouth-filling Auslese is rich and generous but tightly structured, and the finish has enormous length and stimulating salinity. The 2018 is far too young for the next 10 years, but if you prefer to drink it young, I recommend opening the bottle five to six days before you serve it. Otherwise, waiting for 10-20 years would be the much better option. Tasted twice at the domain in September 2020.
96 Falstaff -
Deep, complex nose with spicy slate minerals, smoky notes, honeycomb, light stone fruit, delicate herbs and citrus notes. Fine, juicy palate with a delicate, radiant acid structure. Complex, sublime, fine-bred.

Technical Details

  • BlendRiesling
  • WinemakerMarkus Molitor
  • CountryGermany
  • RegionMosel
  • AppellationSaar Ruwer
  • VineyardSaarburger Rausch
  • Farming MethodOrganic and Sustainable
  • Alcohol12%

Markus Molitor Riesling Saarburger Rausch Auslese*** Green Capsule 2018

Riesling  |  Germany
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Wow, Wine Advocate went wild for the 2018! "Rich and powerful yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a highly concentrated, dense and textured Rausch Auslese with crystalline, mineral acidity that gives a linear course."

About the Producer

In 1984, at the tender age of 20, Markus Molitor took over his father's winery with a clear aim: to produce Mosel Rieslings under the name "Molitor" in the tradition of eight generations and in the same quality that made the region world-famous 100 years ago. The wines are terroir-specific, unmistakable and extremely age able. One of our favorite Mosel producers here at First Bottle! The approx. 62 hectare steep slope facing south to south-east has a unique red slate weathered soil with a high proportion of rock, which is rarely found on the Moselle. Due to the special soil, wines from the ?rziger W?rzgarten are extremely fine-spicy, fruity, wonderfully full-bodied with a fine interplay of acids and a clear structure.