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2006 Zilliken Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett
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Opened one of these with the turkey tonight.
It has what I love about the German rieslings, that ability to taste so fresh and lively for so long. At 6 years, this is still a baby.
Color is yellowish gold. With a lot of lights overhead, it looks shiney/brassy in the glass. Nose is tart pineapple with just a tinge of petrol. On the palate I get more pineapple, turning to passion fruit, with an undercurrent of grape skins. Then lending to creamy lemon curd toward the end. Finish is a bit short at 10 seconds or so. Still, I enjoy this a lot, as I do all of Zilliken's lineup.
92 pts.


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That is an excellent score for a kabinett (especially for a 2006 which was not among the best vintages in that decade). Still have one Zilliken Spatlese from the 2003 vintage in my cellar which I may crack open next year.

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Zilliken seems to be a solid producer year in and year out, imo.


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