Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Spatlese 2019
James Suckling 94 - A juicy and salty wine from this seriously underrated top site. How can a wine be this succulent and filigree? It tastes weightless and super-ripe all at once. Best before you die!
Wine Advocate 93 - The 2016 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese (AP 19 17) opens with its typical coolish-flinty and spicy bouquet that indicates a lovely ripeness and transparency. On the palate, this is an enormously lush, piquant and salty Schlossberg with grip, salt and tension. Extremely dangerous since you probably cannot stop drinking once you have started.
Wine Spectator 92 - Precise and well-structured, with lots of mineral details and a firm backbone of acidity supporting the ripe pear and apricot tart flavors. Saffron notes emerge on the long and well-defined finish. Drink now through 2034.
Vinous 90 - Nose and palate here are dominated by ripe pear and apple with greenhouse-like overtones of foliage and flowers. Honeysuckle inner-mouth perfume carries all the way through. While lacking the invigoration, transparency and sheer juiciness of the corresponding Kabinett, this delivers compensatory richness and silken textural allure. The sustained finish is tender, buoyant, and modestly sweet, with a subtle undertone of wet stone, though for now at least lacking the smokiness or char that I typically associate with Schlossberg.