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A top south-facing parcel in Zeltinger Himmelreich; this is really the archetypal vineyard
spice and mint but with a cold stream of concentrated slate, but this barely suffices
to describe an interplay you almost can't comprehend but you know is important;
insanely seductive notwithstanding its fervor of slate. Done in steel, by the way.
"A mineral aroma leads into elegant, refined flavors of mango, apricot and ripe peach, with hints of marmalade. Offers well-defined notes of ginger as well, with a long, cream- and spiced-filled finish. Best from 2014 through 2035."
"Selbach himself is convinced it will be more impressive after a few years of shedding youthful fat. Selbach's block-harvested, tank-raised 2009 Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Anrecht superbly showcases what he considers the sweetest spot in the Himmelreich Einzellage, here picked in mid-November. Peach, pear, and papaya exhibit the ripe concentration and supportive sweetness of a typical Selbach Auslese. The sense of both tropical and northerly fruit essences here is accentuated by the wine's creaminess of texture and honeyed glaze on the one hand and its glorious persistence of bright fresh fruit and tartly chewy fruit skin on the other. But then, diverse levels of ripeness are essentially what picking en bloc is designed to achieve. This displays palpable density yet irrepressible lift, finishing with luscious, lip-smacking persistence, encompassing saliva-inducing salinity and vivid intimations of wet stone. I expect it to reward your attention for the next 20-25 years. And what was Selbach thinking when he priced this gem? It ends up representing absurd value! "
The Wine Advocate
"Elusive floral scents add interest to ripe apricot and vanilla on the nose. Shows a texture like satin, but with a firm charge of acidity enlivening the luscious tropical fruit flavors. Nut oils and slate define the elegant finish."
International Wine Cellar
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