Wine Spectator | Rating: 94A sense of botrytis, with light caramel, preserved citrus and glazed almond aromas and flavors. This is concentrated yet not heavy, with a vibrant underlying structure.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The Selbachs' 2006 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Beerenauslese smells of resin, caramel, white raisins, and grapefruit rind, and maple syrup, with smoky, spiritous overtones. In the mouth, it is creamy and butterscotch-like, and its resinous character reveals itself as in part due to the small cask in which this was vinified. This is certainly impressively mouth coating and intensely persistent, if lacking in the lift and elegance of many of the most exciting 2006s. It will be fascinating to follow for 30 or more years, no doubt, but because like nearly every Selbach wine it is not overloaded with youthful sweetness, you could enjoy it tomorrow without pangs of conscience.Author: David Schildknecht
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Riesling is an aromatic grape that is capable of producing a variety of styles from different regions. It is tolerant of cold winters, is mid- to late-ripening, and buds late, making it suitable for cool climates where it produces wines with green fruit and floral notes. In warmer climates, citrus and stone fruit flavors are dominant, and the wine is richer with less acidity than in cooler regions. When left on the vine Riesling has the ability to accumulate sugar without losing its naturally high acidity. This makes it suitable for a range of sweetness levels, including botrytized wines. The best wines have the ability to age for decades in bottle without losing freshness, and over time these wines develop flavors of honey, toast, and petrol.
is the heartland of Riesling and produces wines in a range of sweetness levels. The sweetest wines are typically made from botrytized grapes and the highest-quality versions perfectly balance sweetness and acidity, creating a unique combination of flavor concentration and freshness. For the best expressions of this style look to the regions of and , to producers such as and . , ,and are also known for high-quality wines from Riesling and produces high-quality wine in the Alsatian style.
In the New World, is the most famous Riesling producing region, particularly the sub-regions of and . Unlike Old-World wines, these are often bone dry, with high acidity and signature aromas of lime.
The combination of sweetness and acidity makes Riesling a great pairing for spicy food, particularly Indian and Asian, as well as cheeses and fatty meats such as duck leg.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 10 bottles owned
- 4 collectors