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WTN: Yowslese!

by David M. Bueker » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:54 pm

2005 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (12/15/2020)
Ten years ago I didn't care for this wine. It was too big for its britches - too much sugar, too much botrytis, too much of too much. Ten years later it's still a beast, but maybe I have come to appreciate it for that. It drinks like a small beerenauslese, so I treat it as a small beerenauslese. Honey, tropical fruit, oodles of richness - it's a 3 liter bottle of wine packed into a 750 ml. Not something I would drink every day, unless I wanted to bathe in its richness as I slowly slipped away into a Riesling coma, but when there's spicy Thai food on the table it can sure handle the heat!
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Re: WTN: Yowslese!

by Jim Grow » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:24 pm

I have a single bottle of 2006 Selbach-Oster Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese* I have been holding for a special occasion. It is full of crystals and a great fill. I love big Rieslings with big botrytis but great acidity. I will open it when I can gather with friends (hopefully this coming summer) at MoCool and share it with like wine lovers. May not be comparable to your Auslese.
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Re: WTN: Yowslese!

by David M. Bueker » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:28 pm

Or it may be. 2006 is an excellent botrytis year.
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Re: WTN: Yowslese!

by SteveEdmunds » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:57 pm

nothing quite like a good Riesling coma! :P
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Re: WTN: Yowslese!

by David M. Bueker » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:32 am

It's certainly better than a Shiraz coma! :twisted:
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