2010 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg "Schmitt" Riesling
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An apple cider, Persian melon, and nut oil matrix inflected with smoky buckwheat and stone characterizes the block-picked, Pradikat-free Selbach-Oster 2010 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Schmitt. The sense of layering reflecting pickings of green-gold and variously botrytized fruit definitely comes through, along with persistently savory and mineral intrigue, though it will be fascinating to witness whether over the next couple of decades this gains a greater sense of clarity and focus. 'These are the rough-cut, unpolished jewels from our best vineyards,' says Johannes Selbach of his three block-picked bottlings.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale golden yellow. Rich bouquet of candied apricot, ginger and nut oil over honeyed botrytis. The rich, juicy pineapple fruit and crisp slate animate the subtle, creamy palate. With excellent balance and a seductive finish, this auslese shows considerable promise.
Elegant and peachy-tasting, showing notes of apple and spice, with interesting ripe citrus notes. The bright finish features dried apricot. Drink now through 2025. 100 cases made. (Web-2012)