Selbach

Saar Spatlese Riesling

8.844 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Sergio Licea

Lime zest, winter brassicas, herbal. Mellow acidity, long citrus finish.

Lime zest, winter brassicas, herbal. Mellow acidity, long citrus finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Matt Lasater

Fun, easy, thirst-quenching. This is not a serious wine and I love it for it. Just a spatlese with plenty of juicy fruits, ripe aromas, and little complexities of verbena and mineral. Great companion for crappy Chinese takeout and couch lounging on a hot night.

Fun, easy, thirst-quenching. This is not a serious wine and I love it for it. Just a spatlese with plenty of juicy fruits, ripe aromas, and little complexities of verbena and mineral. Great companion for crappy Chinese takeout and couch lounging on a hot night.

Sep 19th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.7

Nose is comprised of petrol fumes and ripe red apples. The palate brings some of the acid, and all of the sweetness you'd expect, but the buckets of gloppy sugar are just too much for it.

Nose is comprised of petrol fumes and ripe red apples. The palate brings some of the acid, and all of the sweetness you'd expect, but the buckets of gloppy sugar are just too much for it.

Jun 29th, 2016
Alex Papanicolaou

Poured myself a glass. All of a sudden the bottle was empty. Guess it was pretty good.

Poured myself a glass. All of a sudden the bottle was empty. Guess it was pretty good.

Nov 13th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Penetrating petrol and apriums (apricots pollinated by plums), fresh coconut milk, and mandarins, this is a polished and balanced thirst slaking Spätlese that shows the Saar in its elegance and at the same time its approachable nonchalance -and at 10% alcohol by volume you could hang out all day. Even after five minutes reflecting on this my lips still tremble by this. This is a dynamic sleeper Riesling -just the way I like them best.

Penetrating petrol and apriums (apricots pollinated by plums), fresh coconut milk, and mandarins, this is a polished and balanced thirst slaking Spätlese that shows the Saar in its elegance and at the same time its approachable nonchalance -and at 10% alcohol by volume you could hang out all day. Even after five minutes reflecting on this my lips still tremble by this. This is a dynamic sleeper Riesling -just the way I like them best.

May 21st, 2015
Vinny Eng

Winner! Outstanding and luminous in all facets. Selbach, stunner of a spätlese.

Winner! Outstanding and luminous in all facets. Selbach, stunner of a spätlese.

Apr 6th, 2015
Anthony Lynch

Delicious with lime and wintergreen notes, delivered with a jolt of mouth-watering acidity.

Delicious with lime and wintergreen notes, delivered with a jolt of mouth-watering acidity.

Jan 13th, 2015
manyardo lovesall

Sweety zippy zesty.
Had better kabinet's but alles gute.

Sweety zippy zesty.
Had better kabinet's but alles gute.

Mar 28th, 2019
Andrew Schirmer

Mouthwatering acidity. Big note of puckering green apple, slight herbal tint and a trace of petrol. Fantastic for Indian food, if a bit one-dimensional.

Mouthwatering acidity. Big note of puckering green apple, slight herbal tint and a trace of petrol. Fantastic for Indian food, if a bit one-dimensional.

Jun 4th, 2018
Andrew

Lychee, pineapple, citrus flavors, with a spine of acidity and minerality. Off-dry, to be sure, but not as sweet as I expected for a sub-9% ABV. Finish is short, but not going to hold that against a young, inexpensive spätlese. Went wonderfully with our meal.!

Lychee, pineapple, citrus flavors, with a spine of acidity and minerality. Off-dry, to be sure, but not as sweet as I expected for a sub-9% ABV. Finish is short, but not going to hold that against a young, inexpensive spätlese. Went wonderfully with our meal.!

Mar 16th, 2018