Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken 2014


SKU 717215001806


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. This is a marked triumph in '14.
Category White Wine
Country Germany
Region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Brand Selbach-Oster
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateFrom 30-year-old vines in the filet of the cru, and bottled with 16 grams of residual sugar, the 2014 Zeltinger Himmereich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken is a "charmingly dry" wine, says Selbach. The wine opens very clear, cool, delicately pure and flinty on the nose, with Cox's orange apple aromas. This is a beautifully juicy and delicate Kabinett with a very fine and vivacious acidity, as well as a filigreed Jugendstil structure; it has perfect grip and apple and salty stony flavors in the stimulating finish. Excellent!

Stephan Reinhardt, March 3, 2016
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorA balanced mix of McIntosh apple and Asian pear flavors are matched to zesty acidity. Dried savory herbal notes on the crunchy finish. Drink now. 150 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, 2016