Selbach-Oster Tasting Notes |
Balls-to-the-wall power here, an enveloping BA that's elegant and not voluptuous, with creamy-malty flavors but even more lovely, with slatey-apple flavors; almost tenderly vinous primary fruit-slate notes that don't have to impress you since you?re already melted. One of the greatest sweet wines of the vintage.
Wine Spectator |
A tangy dessert Riesling, this matches candied lime, mint, apricot and cream notes with sweetness and a lively structure. Well-integrated and elegant, with a mouthwatering finish. Lovely expression of place. Best from 2009 through 2040. —Bruce Sanderson, 96 points
Wine Advocate |
The Selbachs' 2005 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Beerenauslese offers aromas of honey, candied grapefruit rind, site- and botrytis-typical smokiness, and spicy pungency. On the palate, it brings together with phenomenal intensity candied citrus rind, white raisin, vanilla cream, honey, marzipan, and malt yet also a reservoir of remarkable fresh, juicy, apply fruit such as the Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese, too, somehow managed to tap. The finish pours on fruit and honey with ginger spice and smoky accents. This superb wine doesn't display the ravishingly liqueur-like purity of the corresponding Badstube, nor the eloquence of the Sonnenuhr, but then again, it's such early days for these. —David Schildknecht, 95 points