Selbach-Oster

Zeltinger Schlossberg Schmitt Auslese Riesling

9.314 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2015 vintage. Intriguing combo of botrytis notes and fruits/florals. Apricot, white nectarine, honeysuckle, honeycomb, fenugreek, decaying gardenia, jasmine, yellow apple, poached pear. Very long finish.

2015 vintage. Intriguing combo of botrytis notes and fruits/florals. Apricot, white nectarine, honeysuckle, honeycomb, fenugreek, decaying gardenia, jasmine, yellow apple, poached pear. Very long finish.

Feb 10th, 2019
romo

Auslese! Guessed Mosel at 7%. Deelish.

Auslese! Guessed Mosel at 7%. Deelish.

Sep 11th, 2023
Alan Snitow

Very good

Very good

Jan 10th, 2023
Ely Cohn

In poetic prose, Terry Thiese’s review says nothing beyond this wine being “deeper than terroir.” Not a tangible note or descriptor. Indeed, it is so layered, multidimensional, constantly in motion with intersections of aromas, flavors, textures, and tone. Perhaps the best we can do is capture a snapshot of this spectacular Riesling Auslese in motion.

It’s beautifully expressive and exceedingly generous. A pale hay color and more reserved aromatically compared to the explosive flavor profile. Nose of spiced pineapple, bruised apple, and smokey fumey petrol. Full bodied, well balanced high acid that loses battle to dark buckwheat honeyed notes.

The finish lasts forever. Not satisfying. Not even a little bit.

In poetic prose, Terry Thiese’s review says nothing beyond this wine being “deeper than terroir.” Not a tangible note or descriptor. Indeed, it is so layered, multidimensional, constantly in motion with intersections of aromas, flavors, textures, and tone. Perhaps the best we can do is capture a snapshot of this spectacular Riesling Auslese in motion.

It’s beautifully expressive and exceedingly generous. A pale hay color and more reserved aromatically compared to the explosive flavor profile. Nose of spiced pineapple, bruised apple, and smokey fumey petrol. Full bodied, well balanced high acid that loses battle to dark buckwheat honeyed notes.

The finish lasts forever. Not satisfying. Not even a little bit.

Jan 17th, 2019
JKT
9.3

JL Selbach tasting 11/16/17. Lowest part of Schlossberg. Very sweet abs honeyed great floral nose and sunshine and warmth. Good body abs long honeyed complex finish. Traditional method of picking on just one day rather than passes based on ripeness. Yum.

JL Selbach tasting 11/16/17. Lowest part of Schlossberg. Very sweet abs honeyed great floral nose and sunshine and warmth. Good body abs long honeyed complex finish. Traditional method of picking on just one day rather than passes based on ripeness. Yum.

Nov 17th, 2017
Doctor No

Pear and rich, ripe stone fruit. Fairly complex. Good intensity and focus. Will be better in 15 years as fruit fades and acidity becomes more prominent I think.

Pear and rich, ripe stone fruit. Fairly complex. Good intensity and focus. Will be better in 15 years as fruit fades and acidity becomes more prominent I think.

Aug 11th, 2017
Edward Dunn

Golden; still very lively; golden pear, honey and jasmine; slate

Golden; still very lively; golden pear, honey and jasmine; slate

Apr 11th, 2013
Lily Fogarty

Lily had this 7 years ago

Lily had this 7 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2017
GaYoung Kim

Graileys Fine Wines. Sommelier. Broker

9.1

GaYoung had this 9 years ago

GaYoung had this 9 years ago

Nov 26th, 2014
Gerich Fellermann

Sales Grassroots Wine Wholesalers

9.0

Gerich had this 10 years ago

Gerich had this 10 years ago

Oct 15th, 2014