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Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett 2009

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"In its author’s words “a slow fermenter and extreme ‘sponti’,” Selbach’s 2009 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett does indeed lead with a nose-wrinkling note of yeast and fermentative byproducts, behind which emerge site-typical apple blossom and heliotrope, apple and vanilla following on a creamy yet juicy and delicate palate suffused with saline savor suggesting shrimp shell reduction and finishing with salvia-inducing persistence supplemented by walnut piquancy and wet stone. This ought to remain lovely for at least 15 years. Like the corresponding generic Kabinett, this reflects Selbach’s desire not to over-load his Kabinetts with residual sugar, which means that in a vintage as ripe as 2009 we end up with 9% alcohol. That ripeness is also the reason there are so few Kabinetts this vintage chez Selbach...91" WA 12/10

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Selbach-Oster:
At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We grow Riesling on 20 hectares (50 acres, as per harvest 2007) of steep, south facing mountain slopes that face the Mosel River . The Selbach-Oster vineyards are located on some of the best vineyard land in the heart of the Mosel wine country called “ Mittelmosel”: Zeltingen (with Sonnenuhr, ... Read more
At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We grow Riesling on 20 hectares (50 acres, as per harvest 2007) of steep, south facing mountain slopes that face the Mosel River . The Selbach-Oster vineyards are located on some of the best vineyard land in the heart of the Mosel wine country called “ Mittelmosel”: Zeltingen (with Sonnenuhr, Schlossberg and Himmelreich), Wehlen (with Sonnenuhr), Graacher (with Domprobst and Himmelreich) and Bernkastel (with Badstube). With 55% proportion we still use the traditional “Fuder “ barrel made from German oak (This is old oak since we do not want woody flavours to mask the purity of fruit and soil flavour. A “Fuder” holds 1000 litres). The balance in our cellars is stainless steel and a little bit of fi-berglass tanks with a maximum size of 3000 litres per unit, ensuring low temperatures dur-ing fermentation and with it the preservation of freshness and delicacy of aroma. More than 50 % of Selbach-Oster vineyards are still planted with very old, ungrafted vines, yielding very concentrated fruit from small berries. Weingut Selbach-Oster is ranked by the German press as one of the best three dozen produc-ers in all of Germany and amongst the top ten in the Mosel. In the international press, Sel-bach-Oster is rated correspondingly high (Hugh Johnson, Robert Parker, Wine Spectator) and regularly ranks amongst the top two dozen German estates. Read less
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External Reviews for Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Bright aromas of white peach and lemon oil. The palate is animated by a very crisp expression of apple and slate. Well-balanced and persistent.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A bright white, offering peach and ripe apple flavors, as well as hints of blood orange. Finishes with notes of lemon curd. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Selbach-Osterandrsquo;s generic 2009 Zeltinger Riesling Kabinett andmdash; coming entirely from the Himmelreich; and the most successful of its kind that I can recall at this address andmdash; is scented and flavored with baked apple and pineapple, wreathed in subtle floral perfume and a bit of yeasty fermentative fog. Subtly creamy and with a delicacy (at 9% alcohol) that justifies its Pradikat, this finishes with juicy refreshment and the proverbial kiss of wet stone, with all the sweetness it needs to render its fruit ultra-generous, but not one gram more. This ought to remain simply lovely over the next 6andndash;8 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Selbach-Oster’s generic 2009 Zeltinger Riesling Kabinett — coming entirely from the Himmelreich; and the most successful of its kind that I can recall at this address — is scented and flavored with baked apple and pineapple, wreathed in subtle floral perfume and a bit of yeasty fermentative fog. Subtly creamy and with a delicacy (at 9% alcohol) that justifies its Pradikat, this finishes with juicy refreshment and the proverbial kiss of wet stone, with all the sweetness it needs to render its fruit ultra-generous, but not one gram more. This ought to remain simply lovely over the next 6–8 years.



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"In its author’s words “a slow fermenter and extreme ‘sponti’,” Selbach’s 2009 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett does indeed lead with a nose-wrinkling note of yeast and fermentative byproducts, behind which emerge site-typical apple blossom and heliotrope, apple and vanilla following on a creamy yet juicy and delicate palate suffused with saline savor suggesting shrimp shell reduction and finishing with salvia-inducing persistence supplemented by walnut piquancy and wet stone. This ought to remain lovely for at least 15 years. Like the corresponding generic Kabinett, this reflects Selbach’s desire not to over-load his Kabinetts with residual sugar, which means that in a vintage as ripe as 2009 we end up with 9% alcohol. That ripeness is also the reason there are so few Kabinetts this vintage chez Selbach...91" WA 12/10

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