Selbach Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Item No. 111240
  • white wine
  • RP93
  • WS93
  • ST91
Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This beautiful Riesling Spaetlese displays succulent, ripe fruit, and a nice mineral touch from the slate. Great mid palate, almost silky texture with an interplay of yellow fruit aromatics and a faint hint of vanilla. Firm acidity keeps the wine lively and ensures great complexity and longevity.

Excellent with aromatic food. In the "classic" Western cuisine try with rich pates and very aromatic, soft rind cheeses, especially blue cheese. Good with savory dishes that contain a little bit of sweetness in their preparation or sauce. For Asian/Fusion cuisine use with a wide range of flavourful dishes that are spicy or have a sweet and sour combination of flavors. Also nice with fresh fruit and nuts.

Critical Acclaim

"Plush and opulent, with a smoky, minerally quality running through the concentrated flavors of apricot, peach and baked apple. Key lime pie and meringue notes mark the effusively juicy finish. Drink now through 2022. 80 cases imported."
93 Points

"Mango, pink grapefruit, cashew, and hints of white raisin in the nose of Selbachs’ extremely late-harvested 2009 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese foreshadow its lushly fruited, richly nutty, silken-textured palate performance. Subtle salinity and stoniness add interest and allure to a lingering, lip-licking finish. This impeccably-balanced and finesseful Riesling is arguably more Auslese than Spatlese, but I won’t quibble. It should be a joy to follow for 20-25 years. This should be a fantastic illustration of its site and vintage even a quarter-century from now."
93 Points

"Lively aromas of fresh apple, tropical fruit and nut oils. The juicy papaya fruit and attractive oiliness are leavened by invigorating acidity. Toasted nuts and a distinct slate element on the long, very refreshing finish."
91 Points

Learn About Selbach Oster Map ItMap It

Since 1661 our family has owned vineyards in the Mosel region. Our main treasure is simply what nature presents us with: excellent vineyard-sites, and old, ungrafted vines on steep, south-facing slopes planted on heat-retaining, mineral-rich, rocky slate soil. Our philosophy of winemaking is hands-on in the vineyards and hands-off in the cellar. Most of our wines are still...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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