The 2014 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (White Capsule) displays ripe and intense yellow apple, as well as concentrated quince and apricot confiture on the nose. Rich and intense, concentrated, sweet and tart on the palate, this is a very elegant yet concentrated, round and fruity Spätlese that develops a stunning purity, finesse and elegance in the stimulatingly salty finish. This is a stunning Riesling with two faces at the moment: the one is ultra-ripe and reveals pink grapes and a bit of good botrytis, the other has the salinity, purity and delicacy of the Mosel Alte Reben and develops an enormously long finish. This is dry Riesling that should be reserved for the next decade. In case you love to drink it earlier, you should open the bottle a few days before and keep it cool. Then take your biggest glass and detect how intense, pure and persistently salty this Zeltlinger Sonnenuhr is.
Stephan Reinhardt, January 2016