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 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

2018 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Käferberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Consumed at the winery as part of a vertical of this wine from 18, 19, & 20.  Hay/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with lemons, spice and lemon verbena.  Medium bodied.  Nice texture but a bit more disjointed than the 2019.  An hour in a decanter would benefit this wine.  On the palate, lemon candy and spice.  A bit of heat on the finish which again, is probably solved with a decant.  Still, an outstanding wine in its own right.  Nice on its own and better with foods.  Pasta primavera would be excellent.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  

2019 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Käferberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Tasted at the winery as part of a vertical of 18, 19 & 20.  Much bigger, riper and more depth than the 2020 (at least at this stage).  Hay/Gold in color, clear and bright.  Wow, what a gorgeous nose.  Classic.  Floral (white flowers?), slight asparagus, and white pepper and a hint of spice.  Medium bodied.  Slightly oily texture.  On the palate, lemon zest and lemon candy.  Good acidity.  Depth and tight complexity that opens in the glass.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now but may improve as it matures.  Drink over the next twelve to  fifteen years.  Great on its own, this will s

2020 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Käferberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Drink as part of a vertical 18, 19 & 20 at the winery.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice.  Floral with slight pear and hints of anise.  More elegant in style with a slight velvety texture.  On the palate, lemons with a bit of salinity turning more green apple on the finish.  This seems to be open and drinking well now.  Good acidity.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  This would work well with roasted Brussels Sprouts.  

2021 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Ried Loiserberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

This is yet unreleased but is a spectacular wine.  The sample bottle served at the winery was decanted to allow the sulfur to blow off  bit.  This is a ripe but not over ripe wine that seems fully developed with just a hint of sharp corners at this point.  Light golden in color with a touch of green hues.  The nose is beautiful with a floral (maybe Edelweiss but probably more like Acacia) nose along with a touch of lemon verbena.  Light tannins.  Good but balanced acidity.  The palate has lemon peel, slight peppery notes and spice.  A long finish.  Delicious wine that is great on its own, b

2020 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Ried Grub, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Another pretty special "premier cru" wine from this winery.  Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  What a great nose with  lemon zest, slight white pepper, hints of asparagus and herbal notes.  Crisp acidity.  Nice, slightly viscous texture.  On the palate, nice minerality with lemon zest and slight char.  Long finish.  This is delicious already and should still improve.  Drink over the next ten to twelve years.  This would work well with Lamb Curry.  

2020 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Ried Renner, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Very concentrated expression of Gruner.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose shows some vanilla, lemon, and spice.  Very nice creamy texture with good acidity.  On the palate, this has plenty of depth and complexity.  Lemons, and dried herbs.  Long finish.  This vintage seems like it should be more accessible while waiting on the 19's and 21's.  Drink over the next seven years.  Great on its own, this should be very food friendly.  Soft cheeses should work well.  

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.

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