Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Selbach-Oster
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Tasting NotesVery old vines; much more explicit slate than usual; almost no botrytis; food-friendly, with glorious thrust of keen mineral. The body is lithe and springy.
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Press & Reviews
Honeyed, smoky jellied black fruits can be discerned in the nose of the 2003 Riesling Auslese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr. Medium-bodied and expansive, it reveals quartz-like attributes drenched in a compote of red fruits, apples and pears. Suave and silky-textured, it is a sweet, voluptuous wine for drinking between 2008 and 2020.
A bouquet of orchid-like musky, spicy sweetness. Creamy but delicate on the palate, with baked apple, subtle spice, a touch of white raisin and wafting florality. Lovely oscillation of slate and fruit. Finishes with a light touch of fruit-skin chewiness and bitter vanilla notes playing against baked apple and wet stone. This was picked relatively late. (David Schildknecht)