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WTN - 1994 J&H Selbach Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

by John S » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:05 am

It was a warm day, so I made a big vat of gazpacho and carved up some green olive bread for dinner. This bottle jumped into my arms as I was hunting for an appropriate wine...

  • 1994 J&H Selbach Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Middle Mosel (6/29/2006)
    Very pale gold in color, but a nose of honeyed limes and pears, with a slight hint of petrol. Lovely balance on the medium bodied palate, with a long, lingering, slightly sweet finish. More limes, green apples, nectarines and slate on the palate. Lovely for a 'mere' negociant wine (A-). Sadly, my last one!


Lovely wine and a great match with what I'm told was a nice batch of gazpacho.
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Re: WTN - 1994 J&H Selbach Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

by David M. Bueker » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:03 am

As much as I normally dislike negociant Rieslings, J&H Selbach do a pretty darned good job. I tasted through their range of '05 offerings about 10 days ago, and while not my cup of tea they were all well made and refreshing.
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Re: WTN - 1994 J&H Selbach Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

by John S » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:10 pm

I was pleasantly surprised too. We rarely get aged bottles entering our province, especially German rieslings, so I just had to bite. I was very impressed that this negociant wine was going strong after 12 years, although it was a sigle vineyard wine from a great vineyard, which I don't think is all that common nowadays.

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