White - Off-dry

2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese *

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • MikeATL Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 4, 2018 - Crisp, complex, and fairly rich, an excellent wine.

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  • Anonymous Likes this wine:

    July 18, 2018 - Ripe tropical fruit and apple, lime, honey, slaty minerality. Great balance, medium body, sensuous mouthfeel, drinking well right now.

  • mye Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 25, 2015 - SO nails it.. and ZS seems like SO's best vineyard.
    Slightest hint of petrol but dominant tropical fruit, honey, with a piercing acidity to keep the sweetness in balance. Paired with some japanese curry, then sipped the rest while watching a movie.. works both ways. for $24 it's a good deal.

  • pifcho Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 12, 2014 - Drinking much better than my first bottle 6 months ago. Seems to have found its focus. Super concentrated yet full of tension and precision. White cherries, peaches and golden delicious apples galore on the palate. Very tasty stuff.

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  • Seth Rosenberg wrote: 89 points

    March 19, 2014 - Open about 42 hours. Didn't get a note on it when opened, but the wine is showing about the same. The nose is quite ripe with red apple, some peach and sweet lime in the background. The fruit is augmented by notes of cool spices and mineral/slate - very pure back there and well balanced. The spices are nutmeg and allspice. White grapes and honey. This is ripe on the palate, and a little bit soft in the middle going into the finish - it's missing the acidity I look for (and was missing it when opened). The palate opens with the apple and honey, and moves into the lime on the midpalate. The spices come out in the end, and the solid finish shows spices, lime, apple and a bit of minerality. This isn't heavy - it's just missing a fair amount of oomph, due to the lack of enough acidity for my taste. Disappointing compared to the bottle I had at the winery - not sure why. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 4.5/6, Finish - 4/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 14.5/20.

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Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Vintage Report 2012, Review by Estate - Part II, Issue #23, 10/1/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Selbach-Oster
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese *
  • Vineyard Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 58 (77%)
  • Consumed 17 (23%)

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