2011 Weingut Selbach-Oster, Riesling “Graacher Domprobst” Spatlese, Mosel, Germany.
Johannes Selbach’s Graacher Domprobst Spatlese is a profound and stunning wine, and without question one of the great wines of the vintage. The level of extract, acidity and subtle sweetness are sublimely balanced and the mineral tones are as perfect as you could ever imagine in this magical Riesling. The 2011 Selbach-Oster Riesling Graacher Domprobst Spatlese offers up vitality, impressive structure, seamless layers and dramatic length with white roses, lime and orange flowers with crushed slate, trufflely brine and fresh peach leading the way. The palate flows with intensity showing apricot, lime, tropical essences and fruits with hints of apple and nectarine while zesty citrus and honeyed pear add interest in the background. This complex and complete Riesling is youthful and charming now, but it will gain with time in the cellar, but only if you can resist the compelling urges that this brilliant wine will surly give you, utterly fantastic from start to finish.
($32 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

By admin