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2016 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese ** (White Capsule)

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • ex-sommelier Likes this wine:

    September 30, 2022 - At a lovely, if still very youthful spot. Last few notes were pretty consistent with this bottle. Needed a bit of air and warmth to open up, showing grapefruit pith, lanolin, honey, smoky citrus, slate, and fennel. Everything very delicate, and restrained. Felt less dry than I expected. Finish was a bit short, but this is really really good, and will only get better. Had with a shrimp etouffee.

  • Caruso Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 2, 2022 - Light golden. From the start, just 3 minutes or so to open up, intense notes of slate, smoke, citrus, e.g. grapefruit and with time intense nearly dominating notes of tropical and stone fruits. More complex than this words can tell. The wood is very well integrated and not showing through. One can argue if its highly outstanding or extraordinary. This bottle is from a warmer than textbook cellar. Unbelievable long. If cellared at textbook conditions: -2035+. 5/13/19/10 Great with 11,5 % alc.

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  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    May 6, 2021 - I could just sit and smell this: grapefruit, fennel, fennel pollen, soft yeast, herbs, cucumber, wet stone, loads of minerality....subtle and fantastically complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity, sweet grapefruit, lime, crushed flowers, roasted fennel, fantastic minerality and excellent density and a lovely finish. Stunning.

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  • Richard P Howden Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 22, 2020 - My last bottle, very pretty nose of lemon, grapefruit, some exotic notes, honey. Palate of medium weight, med+ finish. Very slightly off dry, or perhaps it’s the sweetness & texture of dry lemon? Started a bit weak but with air blossomed into a very nice mouthful of wine.

  • Richard P Howden wrote: 90 points

    May 18, 2020 - Very interesting to drink after the 3 star white cap from this vintage/vineyard. The 3 star is a large step up. This by contrast is a nice bright lemony dry Riesling, with med- texture and a medium finish. A bit of overt oak lessens the subtlety of the wine. Enjoyable but clearly a second wine.

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  • By David Schildknecht
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  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Markus Molitor
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Auslese ** (White Capsule)
  • Vineyard Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
  • Country Germany
  • Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 4022391174319

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (3%)
  • In Cellars 267 (79%)
  • Consumed 62 (18%)

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