It is always a pleasure to drink Kracher, especially an older one. The lower the number, generally, the less sweet they are. Iced tea in color, clear and bright. The nose is lively with molasses, hazelnuts, but also apricots and salinity. Full bodied. Viscous. On the palate, this sweet but not crazy sweet. Good balance. Delicious. Easy to drink. Flavors of hazel nuts, Salinity and slight dried figs. Long finish. This will work with less sweet cakes, maybe something nutty. Drink over the next ten years or so.
This is a relatively inexpensive and very good Sauvignon Blanc from Austria. Green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with peach and slight wild herbal notes. Light to medium bodied. Nice, mildly viscous texture. On the palate, this has lively acidity and good balance. The peach comes thru. Moderate finish. This drinks well on its own and works well with food. This was a nice complement to spicy Indian foods. Drink over the next three to five years. Screw capped.
This bottle was purchased last summer at the winery. Great showing for this wine. Dry. 12.5% abv. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is interesting with peaches, crushed stones and slight herbal notes. With air, just a hint of petrol emerges. Medium to full bodied. Slightly viscous. Complex and deep on the palate. Peaches and crushed rocks. Long finish. Not a typical showing but delicious. The wine wis Demeter certified Biodynamic. Drinking well, this will easily go another fifteen to twenty years. Very food versatile, this wend great with Vegetable stuffed Tof
This is very young but really showing some stuffing. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with limes, white pepper, and slight grapefruit. Medium to full bodied. Nice, slightly oily texture. On the palate, this is dry. Notes of lemons, limes and some black pepper. Good acidity. Long finish. This could use five years in the cellar, but it is drinking well now. Drink over the next five to ten years. Nice on its own, this would be nice with Veal Chops.
This is painstakingly made in the winery to ensure there is no rot in the grapes. Screw capped. 11.5% abv. Green/gold in color, clear and bright. This has a small amount of spritz to it. Chances are likely that a bit of CO2 is introduced at bottling to give it this effect in order to make a refreshing wine. The nose is good with smoke, orange peel, and slight strawberry notes. Slightly oily texture which is nice. On the palate, this is pretty much dry but not quite. Lower acidity. Nice minerality with some char and citrus. Nice finish. This is an easy wine to drink on its own an
2021 Winzerhof Dürauer Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Ried Gottschelle Nr.1, Austria, Kremstal DAC, Wine Review
This is from Austria. Screw capped. Upon pouring, this is noticeably spritzy/frothy. A friend who brought the bottles back from Austria said a bottle consumed last summer was not spritzy. It would appear that this is a separate bottling and best guess, they gave it a shot of CO2 right before bottling. There is a popular drink in Austria made from Gruner Veltliner and Selzer which is essentially a Gruner Spritzer. Perhaps, this is the wineries take on that. Light golden with a fair amount of medium sized bubbles. Clear and bright. The nose has limes, pears, and slight herbal note wh
A nice treat to be able to try this at the winery. 10.5% abv. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has elderberries and sea air. Viscous texture. Good acidity. On the palate, sort of an apricot liqueur note. Long finish. This is tasty and easy to drink. Great on its own, this would work with a not too sweet berry pastry. Drink over the next ten years.
This is apparently a joint venture between Nigl and the Ta Os Skybar in Schorndorf, Germany. It is a style of Chardonnay that I am not a fan of. You may like it more. Yellow gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has lemon pith and a woody quality. Medium bodied. On the palate, this seems bitter with more lemon rind. Wine is subjective, you may enjoy this more than I.
This is just a tad behind the amazing 2019, but with another year or so, it may be just as good. Green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has gooseberries, some papaya and minerals. Medium bodied. Very clean. Nice acidity. On the palate, gooseberries, slight peach and minerals. Nice finish. This is drinking well now, but should improve a bit. Drink over the next ten years. Great on its own, this will work well lighter foods.
Muskateller probably doesn't get the attention it deserves, getting short shrift to the Gruners and Rieslings in Austria. Yet, some are quite charming and well worth visiting. This is one. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has lychees, elderberries, apricots and slight minty note. Moderate acidity. On the palate, this is dry. Apricots, lychee and slight elderberries. Nice texture. Good finish. This drinks easy on its own and would be a nice wine with a lighter lunch. Drink over the next few years.