2011 Selbach Oster "Rotlay" Riesling (Previously $50)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Carob and toasted nuts inflect baked apple and vanilla on the nose of Selbachs' block-picked 2011 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotlay, which comes to the palate expansive, creamy, and buoyant (at 8.5% alcohol), its apple joined by almost overripe Persian melon. Hints of pip and botrytis bitterness add interest, but there is not the subtle interaction of flavors or the layer of primary juiciness that rendered the corresponding Anrecht bottling so memorable, but instead a more dominantly honeyed, soothingly rich personality. This long-finishing beauty may well – as its author suggests – just need some time to reveal its multiple layers.
From Mosel Fine Wines: "93 points. The Rotlay is a great wine in this intage, and offers very complex and fine flavors of spices, salt, mineral, bakery products and apricot flower. The zesty, pure and delineated structure is impressive. This is superb." (07/2012) All from Zeltinger Sonnenuhr.