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2005 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese** #16

Signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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96The Wine Advocate

An intense, spirituous nose of apple, mango, and herbal essences is laced with honey and brown spices. On the palate, it exhibits liqueur-like and jellied richness, amazing density...

96Wine Spectator

Concentrated and round, this is punctuated by vivid acidity and packed with ripe apple, pear and quince aromas and flavors. Almost seems soft, yet the structure is there and should meld with the sweetness in time.

92Vinous / IWC

Subtle bouquet of candied apricot, clove and spicy botrytis. Creamy, slightly honeyed flavors dominate the palate. Rich but crisp and clear on the long, seductive finish, with invigorating spice.


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, Auslese

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.