2011 Selbach Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Selbach-Oster’s 2011 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese offers clear, lusciously juicy, apple, papaya, pink grapefruit and blood orange tinged with honey and transparent to smoky, stony, and saline nuances that follow into a dynamic, shimmering finish. At 7.5 grams per liter this is as high as total acidity gets (with one frozen exception) in this year’s Selbach collection, and there does indeed seem to exist some correlation with the vivacity and clarity on exhibit. Look for at least two decades of pleasure in this wine’s company.
Delicately floral and just a touch dusty/mineral and fine sour lemon/lime fruit on the nose. Acidity more noticeable than on many Spätlesen tasted so far, then the sweetness stands out more on the finish. Needs time to integrate those two poles. Rich and rounded but with a line of freshness leading the way.
91 points from Mosel Fine Wines: "Marked by some notes of wild yeast fermentation, this exhibits beautiful flavors of bright yellow and ripe fruits, with some smoke and bacon. The wine is deliciously sappy and juicy on the palate, with good complexity and not too much weight. It does crescendo finish, which leaves a feeling of clean, rich, and sweet fruits. This is clearly of Auslese level and, as such, a delicious effort!" (07/2012)