2021 Nikolaihof Riesling Federspiel, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Silvery gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has slight apple with some peaches along with a nice minerality.  Good acidity.  Nice texture.  One of those wines that seems like it will have some sweetness but is in fact, dry to the taste.  On the palate, a bit of grapefruits and a bunch of peaches and minerality.  Light bodied but with plenty or energy.  It drinks easily.  Delicious.  This needs a few more years to full maturity, but is still nice now.  Drink over the next twenty years (or more).  This would work well with Thai curries.  

2021 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Riesling Ried Kremstal Wachtberg, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+

Yellow gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with minerals and slight peach.  Medium bodied.  Moderate acidity.  On the palate, minerals and slight peach again.  some depth.  Dry tannins.  Moderate finish.  This should drink well for the next ten years.  Better with food.  A nice wine with fried zuchini or other veggies.

2021 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Riesling Ried Marthal, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B

Yellow gold in color.  The nose is clean with lots of minerality and slight apricots.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, the minerality carries thru.  Some peach.  Moderate acidity.  solid finish.  This is a very food friendly wine.  It will work well with Thai food.  Drink over the next five to eight years.   

2014 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Riesling Alte Reben Ried Heiligenstein 1ÔTW

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

These vines averaged over 40 years of age.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some diesel and slight botrytis along with lemon peel and minerals.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is clean.  Complex and deep.  Wonderful minerality with a some peach comes thru.  Long finish.  This is drinking beautifully but should easily go another eight to ten years.  It is great on its own and will work nice with Thai food.  

2021 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Riesling 1ÖTW Steinmassl, Austria, Langenloiser, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Beautiful bottle with a lot of  potential.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is full of minerals with a slight petrol note.  With air, red apples come out.  Slightly oily texture which is nice.  On the palate, lemons with underlying minerality.  Very deep with a long finish.  This just kept improving in the glass.  It probably  needs a couple/few more years in the cellar and should drink well for another twelve to fifteen after than.  This would work well with grilled trout but also a wide variety of foods as it seems very food friendly.  

2021 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Riesling Terrassen Kamptal, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This is made from various terraced vineyards and brought up in stainless steel tanks.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has minerals, slight floral notes and a slight pineapple quality.  Nice texture.  There does seem to be a bit of sweetness which is surprising although it certainly would not be considered a sweet or even semi-sweet wine.  On the palate, there is a nice quince note with underlying minerality.  It is delicious and ready to drink now but should last for another eight to ten years easily.  It drinks well on its own and will work great with (not too spicy) Thai

2020 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 1ÖTW Ried Heiligenstein, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

From a "premier cru" vineyard that has the oldest vines used by Schloss Gobelsburg.  Green/yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The wine has some heft to it, even in thinner vintages.  It is fuller, "meatier" than the Gaisberg vineyard.  Lots of minerals and spice, and some floral notes.  Medium to full bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, slight peach, but this is more about minerality and spice.  Dry.  Long finish.  This is delicious now, but really needs a few years to flesh out.

2020 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 1ÖTW Ried Gaisberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

A very different vintage from the generous 2019, this wine shows a lot of concentration and reflects the "premier cru" vineyard.  Yellow/golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose features spice, minerals but also a bit of tropical fruits/pineapple.  Medium bodied.  Slightly viscous in texture.  On the palate, this is dry and tight, but unwinds in the glass.  Lots of minerality, some pineapple, along with slight tannins.  Long finish.  This drinks well on its own but will work better with food.  This would work well with a yellow curry dish.  Hold for a few years and then drink over the n

2021 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Urgestein, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$11.00USD

Consumed at the winery.  Made from younger vines in Gaisberg and Heiligenstein.  Light yellow/hay/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight but with good minerality and light alfalfa notes.  Medium bodied.  Slightly viscous texture.  Bolder on the palate with good acidity.  Slight pineapple notes with minerality.  Long finish.  This is a nice value and drinking well now.  A bit generic in profile but that's ok.  It drinks well on its own and should be very food friendly.  Fried zucchini strips would work very well.  Drink over the next five to seven years.  

2021 Heuriger Hamböck Donau Riesling, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
82
Grade: 
B-
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

Consumed at Heuriger Hamböck in Krems, Austria.  Yellow gold in color, clear and bright.  Very tight nose.  Some minerality.  Moderate acidity.  On the palate, slight lemons on the finish.  This is fine for sipping outside with some casual food.  Inexpensive, the price listed is to consume at the Heuriger.  Goes well with lighter foods.  Drink now.

Pages