2019 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Ried Steinsetz, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Reivew

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

Ried indicates this is a single vineyard wine, in this case Steinsetz, which is just outside the village of Gobelsburg.  This is a beautiful wine.  Light, pale golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has limes with salinity and minerals.  On the palate, this has a great backbone of acidity.  Lots of lime fruit, some white pepper and just a hint of herbs (chervil?).  Tart but not bracing.  Long finish.  This might improve a bit but should make great drinking over the next ten to twelve years.  It will work well with lighter foods and should be a nice match for broiled sea food. 

2017 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Kamptaler Terrassen, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

This is made from some of the younger vines they own.  Golden in color with some bubbles.  It appears to be trapped CO2 and nothing worse that gave the wine a bit of a frizzante quality.  On the palate, slight limes, nice minerality, and a bit of herbs (sage?).  On the palate, this has a nice vibrancy.  Some spritz.  Lemon-lime notes, slight ripe/sweet quality, with underlying minerality.  A bit of tannins on the finish.  An interesting wine that should drink well over the next five to eight years.  It will work well with lighter foods though pork might be a nice choice to go with the sage

2019 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lemon-lime qualities with some minerality.  On the palate, this opens quickly with bold flavors.  Tart lemon candy and some underlying minerality.  Good acidity.  Longer finish.  There is a nice vibrancy here.  Drink over the next few years.  It works great on its own but worked better with soft cheeses.  

2015 Weingut Hirsch Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Pale Gold in color, clear and bright.  This took maybe 3o to 45 minutes to open up.  On the nose there is a nice lemon candy note with some minerality.  On the palate, the lemon candy comes thru along with fresh lemons and underlying minerality.  Slight char.  There is a nice depth and complexity here.  Still on the youthful side with plenty of vibrancy.  Long finish.  This should drink well for another twelve to fifteen years.  This is great on its own and will work with a wide variety of lighter foods including fried chicken.   

2015 Laurenz V. Grüner Veltliner Charming Kamptal Reserve, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

At a recent tasting, this seemed to be love it or hate it and that is easy to understand.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is different with a fleshy sort of barnyard note and plenty of minerality but no fruit.  On the palate, this has a really nice oily texture, but again, no real fruit, its all about minerality.  With some air, some dried tropical fruits do come out.  A hint of pepper and bitterness on the finish.  It is an interesting wine, but not what one thinks of for Gruner.  It would have been good to taste this on release as a data point.  

2016 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Ried Heiligenstein Riesling, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

Delicious, if young, Austrian Riesling.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some apples, slight lemon and slight diesel.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, clean with apples and lemons and nice minerality.  Dry.  Strong, lovely acidity.  Long finish.  This will continue to mature and improve for another five to ten years and drink well for ten to twelve after that.  It is great on its own and very versatile (and probably better) with food.  It went well with Quiche.  

2005 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Langenlois, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is drinking well for a mature, dry Riesling.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose takes a moment then opens to show pineapple and minerals.  On the palate, the pineapple carries thru along with a vegetarian tzimmes (a jewish dish that involves slow cooking root vegetables and fruits).  This has a nice tartness that gives it plenty of energy.  The finish is long but does have a slightly bitter note.  All in all, this is enjoyable and while it improved over a couple of hours with air, I think it is getting ready to start a slow decline.  Still, it should have at least five to se