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Selbach-Oster Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 2016

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94 points James Suckling: Very succulent but also star-bright. Great energy and purity. The mineral freshness swallows the sweetness like a black hole socking in a neighboring star. Better from 2018 and will live for many decades. (6/7/17)

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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

Member Reviews for Selbach-Oster Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

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Snooth User: necroprancer
2844579
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2008

Loaded with lemons and green apples with a little slate thrown in. Finishes with a near cloying tartness. Could shine with the right food pairing. Not recommended on it's own.


Snooth User: deeder
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/01/2010

I dont know how this wine stands up on its own, but it was oerfect for an Oktoberfest dinner; with pretzel crusted pork chops in an orange mustard sauce this wine was a real winner!


Snooth User: Benjamin Tuttle
3664145
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/29/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Selbach-Oster Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr

External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/24/2010

Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 2008: Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: MoselWeingut: Selbach-OsterRebsorte: 100% RieslingRestzucker: 8g/LiterRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Weißwein


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Vintage: 2008 11/20/2013

Lovely floral notes reminiscent of lilacs with pure, clean slate balancing out the stone fruit flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/15/2009

On the dry side, medium body with aromas of peach, pineapple, spice and minerals. Elegant and lightweight, yet very seductive and balanced with intense flavors that build through a long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/07/2010

Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 2007: Der Riesling ist sehr dicht gewebt und vielschichtig, mit einer feinsaftigen Frucht. Er duftet kräutrig nach Pfirsich mit Noten von Zitrusfrüchten und einer kühlen Mineralik im Hintergrund. Im Mund präsentiert er sich elegant und schlank mit dem Geschmack von Orangen und Grapefruit. Er ist mit seiner süßen klaren Struktur und der feinen Säure sehr gut ausbalanciert und zeigt viel kühle Mineralik am Gaumen. Der wunderbare Geschmack bleibt lange erhalten. Weingut: Selbach-OsterRegion: MoselRebsorte(n): RieslingInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 7 g/lRestsüße: 8 g/l Weißwein > Deutschland > Mosel


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/16/2009

A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/01/2009

When one can drink such a delightfully lively and fruity white for this price, it's a wonder that anyone pays more for so many mediocre Chardonnays. Those in the know, however, will reap the benefits both at the table and the cash register.


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Vintage: 2007 11/08/2008

Sweet florality, talcum, mint, grapefruit, fresh apple, and a pungent, spicy, honeyed burst of botrytis. This is quite voluminous, yet remains firm and bright. Spearmint, brown spices, wet stone, char, and grapefruit zest all join apple and honey in a rich yet irresistibly refreshing finish.


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94 points James Suckling: Very succulent but also star-bright. Great energy and purity. The mineral freshness swallows the sweetness like a black hole socking in a neighboring star. Better from 2018 and will live for many decades. (6/7/17)

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