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2014 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese * #18

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ITEM 8304437 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector; Consignor is second owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8380307 1 $25 Aug 14, 2022
I8274197 1 $30 Jun 19, 2022
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93The Wine Advocate

...displays a pretty "Burgundian" bouquet with some discreet new oak aromas framing the ripe and fine Riesling flavors...the complexity, purity and finesse are also evident...very elegant, long and refined Spätlese with a very fine tannin structure and a long, pure finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...decadently perfumed with lily and very ripe quince, which then inform a creamy, subtly confectionary midpalate that adds suggestions of marzipan, candied orange peel, herbal liqueur and vanilla cream. Seductively soothing and superbly sustained, its sweetness unabashed but entirely supportive, this beauty still manages to finish with a kiss of wet stone.



Selbach-Oster is in the Mosel region of Germany. The 49-acre estate has been inn the Selbach and Oster families for several centuries and is today run by Johannes Selbach and his wife Barbara. The estate makes only Riesling and produces about 12,000 cases a year.


Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.