Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2017 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2017
SKU: 17350

Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2017

  • ws93
  • js92
  • v90


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Category White Wine
Region Germany, Mosel
Brand Selbach-Oster

Winemaker Notes
It’s richer and less minty than usual but I like the richness in this vintage, which can use a little gras; so anticipate a wine with more apple and less spearmint; crunchy stuff. The parcel is called Heel and it’s to the right of Anrecht, from which one of the great trio of en-bloc wines comes.

Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Pungent, with aromas of slate and ripe orchard fruit, this sleek white displays complex flavors of flowers, peach, quince and slate. A hint of chive works into the mix as this remains persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2024.

James Suckling
  • js92

Cassis and ripe apple pour from the glass, but it’s still delicate and very refreshing. A great, light Mosel wine that has enormous vivacity at the long finish..

  • v90

This year’s version of what has become a reliable Selbach classic could easily have joined the newly expanded ranks of wines from this estate labeled feinherb, inasmuch as it displays a bit more sweetness than usual or than I expect under the rubric halbtrocken - especially in a high-acid vintage. Be that as it may, the wine has found its own delectable balance. Vanilla- and mint-tinged fresh apple as well as a lovely combination of creaminess with juicy refreshment could easily have come from a Zeltinger Sonnenuhr. Stony and nutty accents serve for counterpoint on a lusciously lingering finish of admirable clarity.

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