Selbach-Oster Auslese* Zeltinger Riesling 2015
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Item Number: 26977
Wine Advocate 96+
"The 2015 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese * is super clear and flinty on the nose, with smoky/dusty flavors of crushed stones and very clear pineapple aromas. The wine shows a great finesse and elegance on the palate, is lush and perfectly ripe, as well as piquant, firmly structured, very salty and long in the tension-filled finish. This is an aristocratic Auslese of great precision, finesse and elegance; it is probably the finest Auslese of the vintage at Selbach-Oster. The finish is so pure and endlessly salty!"
Vinous Media 95
"This "one-star" bottling is in a class by itself among the Selbachs’ 2015 vintage Auslesen. Tropical richness of mango and pineapple is married on the nose to site-typical smokiness and a background of wet stone. On the buoyant, polished palate and superbly sustained finish, the vibrant combination of effusive fruit with smoky, alkaline and ashen counterpoint as well as saliva-liberating salinity is compelling and complete. -- David Schildknecht"
James Suckling 95
"Floral honey, dried fruits and spice. Concentrated and powerful. A bold auslese with obvious dried fruits and botrytis character. Very fresh acidity. A great Auslese that has at least 40 years ahead of it. Publish Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017"
ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG is mineral to the MAX! I think it’s time to give this vineyard its due: it’s a great Grand Cru site, fully deserving the status of a Wehlener Sonnenuhr or Erdener Prälat. The pity is most of it is worked by the small growers of Zeltingen, amoung whom standards aren’t particularly high. Flavors are borealis of slate, buttressed by lime and grassy aspects. Mosel-apple is present but discreet. Medium bodied. If you love Mosels for their cussed Mosel-ness, grab these wines and hang on for dear life!
I’m selecting the least “sweet” and the most vinous and fundamental ones. This is a ne plus ultra of Schlossberg. I don’t know how you “use” it, and I’m not sure how I myself would use it; I only know I want a life – or the remaining part of a life—where there is a room, where there is a chair, a ticking clock, a bird not far away, a little sunlight through the window, some music playing, and a glass of this liquid beauty that I can empty and fill again, until evening comes on…. and I call out for Chinese. — Terry Theise
put the celebration in Christmas!!!! - We put the Selbach-Oster on offer with platters of charcuterie and cheese...everyone loved it. Yep, I'd buy it again, maybe tomorrow.
Posted by Olga on 12/27/17 [Verified]
Exquisite balance but still young - An exceptionally subtle Auslese. Very classy and understated. Not sweet, and not really acidic, but the two are perfectly balanced. Tastes almost like a Kabinett, but with more weight and presence. Good now, but this should be aged for 10+ years to reach its potential.
Posted by Benjamin on 5/11/18 [Verified]
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