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2018 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese* Mosel

SKU #1461483 94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A lush style, showing notes of nectarine, poached apple and lemon curd, with a backbone of vibrant acidity. Lovely now, but pretty intense and could use some time to integrate in order to show its best. Mineral, fruit and floral elements are all present, leading to a long finish marked by Asian spice accents. Best from 2022 through 2037. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese is intense and clear on the deep, fragrant, stony-mineral nose. Dense and structured on the palate, with crystalline acidity and a linear-mineral, salty-piquant character, this is an elegant, highly precise and stimulating yet still very young Spätlese that will benefit from bottle aging. Tight, compact and very promising! 9% alcohol. Tasted from AP 1219 in May 2019. (SR) Inner quote mark (6/2019)

92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2018 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese* from Weingut Selbach-Oster is another very charming example of the vintage. Johannes Selbach notes that this includes a touch of botrytis and some beautiful golden berries in it this year. It delivers a fine bouquet of mango, white cherry, pear, apple blossoms, bee pollen, a hint of violets and a nice bass note of slate. On the palate the wine is medium-full, focused and zesty, with good acids, blossoming complexity and lovely length and grip on the very well-balanced finish. Good juice. (Drink between 2023-2060) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark This is packed with peach and passion fruit flavors, given zip through a spritz of lime. Right now, the details are obscured by the wine’s sweetness, but it has the stuffing to age well. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

K&L Notes

94 points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 20 19. The 2018er Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese* resulted from a selection of the best grapes harvested at 92° Oechsle and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (88 g/l). It delivers a gorgeously smoky and elegant nose of anise, candied grapefruit, minty herbs, lime and some grassy elements. The wine offers the concentrated and deep presence of an Auslese on the palate. Although the wine is still marked by its residual sugar, it impresses through its structure and the grip and freshness of the finish. This magnificent Auslese in all but name will provide much pleasure at maturity. 2028-2048." (06/2019)

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