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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 6 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2010 vintage.)
TypeWhite - Off-dry
ProducerSelbach
VarietyRiesling
DesignationSpätlese
VineyardSaar
CountryGermany
RegionMosel Saar Ruwer
SubRegionn/a
Appellationn/a
UPC Code(s)717215002780

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2028 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.7 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 27 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by chcook on 7/1/2015: PNP. peach and TDN mark the nose w maybe some green apple. swishing shows good acid, but the RS is more dominant particularly on the finish which I detect a little sulfur? sipping shows the acid and RS not integrating. good enough with indian food but not my favorite vintage of this. (79 views)
 Tasted by chcook on 4/2/2015: PNP. This bottle was reductive so decanted. Still had a sulphuric rubbery note so left open in fridge. After three nights the nose shows dense Riesling fruit with matchstick aromas. Swishing shows great acidity and fruit but the sulfuric note is prominent and lingers a little. Not what I remember and hope the sulphur is either bottle variation or will evolve out. (295 views)
 Tasted by Dachshund.Power on 1/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Nose of lemon, peach. Medium mouth feel with tastes of pear, lemon, apricot & clay. (1344 views)
 Tasted by juffer on 10/9/2013 & rated 91 points: Excellent QPR. Lime and mineral nose, medium mid palate, lots of slate and grapefruit rind in the very long finish. Comes across relatively dry and elegant in the finish. (1663 views)
 Tasted by jwolf99 on 7/6/2013 & rated 90 points: Losing some of its flab. This is developing nicely. Classic slate and citrus notes are coming through cleanly. Great for sipping on a warm summer day -- especially at it this price point. (1916 views)
 Tasted by jwolf99 on 5/25/2013 & rated 89 points: Solid QPR (2006 views)
 Tasted by chcook on 3/27/2013: Restaurant purchase - quick note. Good color. Great fruit on nose. Started a little sweet when chilled, but started showing its bones as it warmed. A perennial favorite and this vintage no exception. (2238 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 3/24/2013 & rated 88 points: The more time goes by the more this wine sheds a layer of fat, and shows some underlying structure and tightens up on the finish. Lots of lime and leafy elements dominarte on the nose and palate, emphasizing that this is a Saar wine. It's rich, but balanced, and quietly drinkable. Before you know it the glass is empty. Great value for about $15. (1559 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 2/4/2013: Showing quite a lot of baby fat, but also Saar-typical lime and cassis leaf elements. Will need time to show its underlying structure, but very quaffable now. (1524 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 11/18/2012: White peaches, limes and a green leafy undertone mark this as Saar wine for me. The peach element certainly says riper vintage. It's rather sweet right now, though bottle age should tame that. There's adequate acidity coursing through the background, though I would prefer this had been finished (in whatever way it was finished) as feinherb/halbtrocken. Good wine, but it will rest for a good while in my cellar before I go opening any quantity of bottles. (1532 views)
 Tasted by studleytrey on 11/17/2012 & rated 88 points: Very light straw color. Pretty nose of white flowers, stone fruit, honeysuckle, white pepper, and mineral. Medium to full bodied, with similar notes on the palate. Pretty balanced, but personally I would prefer a bit more acidity. Good. (1171 views)
 Tasted by Jason Rzutkiewicz on 10/11/2012 & rated 89 points: (10%) Medium weight on entry with a nice ying and yang between the acidity and fruit. This one stays finally balanced (even restrained in the way it manages the sweetness) through a spiced, but subtle, finish that goes on (and on and on) for days. A perfect match for spicy Asian fare and a whole lot of other fare. A very nice Spatlese and the potential to deliver some QPR to boot if you can find this one for under $15 (1223 views)
 Tasted by RobertDwyer on 10/7/2012 & rated 93 points: Just gorgeous. Don't really know what I can ask for more of here. Perfect balance of weight, depth of flavor, and acidity. Lemon curd on the nose, and tremendously clean on the palate but with good weight and a hint of sweetness. Paired beautifully with Chinese takeout.

10% alc. Sample for review. (1592 views)
 Tasted by Carniolan on 9/1/2012: almost too sweet (851 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 1/23/2012 & rated 89 points: Spring 2012 Terry Theise/WineWise/The Vienna Wine Co Tasting Part I: Germany (The General's Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California): Barrel sample - very light green-tinged yellow color; appealing, tart peach, green apple nose; tasty, tart green apple, tart peach, mineral palate; medium finish 89-91 points (1386 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Terry Theise
Terry Theise Estate Selections, 2012 German Catalog (6/1/2012)
(J&H Selbach Saar Riesling Spätlese) ($19.00) No Note
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (1/23/2012)
(Selbach Saar Riesling Spätlese) Barrel sample - very light green-tinged yellow color; appealing, tart peach, green apple nose; tasty, tart green apple, tart peach, mineral palate; medium finish 89-91 points  89 points
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of Terry Theise Estate Selections and RJonWine.com. (manage subscription channels)

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