Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Selbach-Oster
ZELTINGER SONNENUHR: is the Premier Grand Cru. Slate, lime, apple, butter-vanilla, rich, almost chewy earthiness, great depth. Some parcels are prized by locals as the best sites in the entire Bernkastel-Zeltingen ramp-DOKTOR notwithstanding! These wines are fullbodied. Selbachs are now the primo owners in this great site, and have inaugurated an era of elective harvesting and a quality potential such as we have never before seen.
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Solid and rich, on the dry side, yet not overstuffed – I mean, sure we like them overstuffed, but it’s great to have a truly plausible Kabinett, with a cool delicate syrup of balsam-y green.
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Press & Reviews
Although bottled in May, the Selbach-Oster 2011 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett – not picked until mid-October Bstill showed yeasty fermentative overtones that initially crowded-out site typical heliotrope, honeysuckle, and fresh apple. There is a remarkable sense of delicacy to accompany this wine’s subtle creaminess – especially considering how discreet is its sense of sweetness – plus plenty of primary juiciness, flowing into a finish that has a rather watercolor-like effect of suggesting transparency allied to a subtle bleeding of fruity, floral, and mineral colorations into one another. This should be a delight to savor over the coming 8-10 years. -David Schildknecht