Displaying the typical charred, earthy notes of this site in the nose, along with mint and grapefruit, the Selbachs' 2005 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese practically explodes on the palate, with sweet florality, talcum, mint, grapefruit, fresh apple, and a pungent, spicy, honeyed burst of botrytis. This is quite voluminous, yet remains firm and bright. Spearmint, brown spices, wet stone, char, and grapefruit zest all join apple and honey in a rich yet irresistibly refreshing finish.
Author: David Schildknecht
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Young and dense, this releases its peach, vanilla and stone flavors on the palate. There's baby fat, yet a moderately firm structure lies beneath.