2017 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese** GK

Riesling - 375ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019

Exclusively filled in 375-milliliter bottles (roughly 11,000 of them), the 2017 Riesling Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese ** (Golden Capsule) is clear and bright in color and bouquet, intermingling citrus fruits with crushed...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, December 2019

Remarkably pure, lemon-meringue character and Chinese plums lead on the nose with fresh sea breeze arising in their wake. Despite the intense sweetness, its the acidity that really sticks out — it feels almost like it’s...


Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Zeltingen Rachtig
Vintage 2017
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 7.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese** GK is a truly exceptional Riesling that embodies the finest characteristics of the Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany. This wine, with its golden capsule, is a true gem that showcases the artistry and expertise of Markus Molitor.

In the glass, this wine presents a clear and bright color that immediately captivates the eye. The bouquet is a harmonious blend of zesty citrus fruits and the unmistakable aroma of crushed slate, which is a testament to the unique terroir of the Middle Mosel. These aromas intertwine gracefully, promising a truly exquisite experience.

On the palate, the 2017 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese** GK reveals its true brilliance. It is a wine of remarkable delicacy and finesse, as if every sip is a work of art. The filigreed texture and piquant flavors create a sense of elegance that is unparalleled. The wine showcases a fine botrytis concentration, adding depth and complexity to the overall profile. As the wine lingers on the palate, a long and salty finish leaves a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an outstanding score of 97 points, further solidifying its status as a true masterpiece. The publication describes it as lush, delicate, and highly refined, with great balance and finesse. A tasting note from James Suckling also highlights the wine's remarkable purity and intense sweetness, balanced perfectly by its biting acidity.

The 2017 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese** GK is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age beautifully. Its exceptional balance and complexity make it a perfect candidate for cellaring, allowing the flavors to evolve and mature over time.

In conclusion, the 2017 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese** GK is a white wine that stands in a league of its own. With its remarkable craftsmanship, exquisite flavors, and impressive accolades, it is a wine that every wine enthusiast should experience.