2011 Hirsch Lamm Grüner Veltliner Kamptal
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Slowly emerging aromas of honeyed peach, lime zest and ripe plum. Harmoniously herbal and subtly austere, with wonderfully integrated acidity lending a particularly refreshing quality to the peach and apricot flavors. This is less a veltliner to drink on its own than a very versatile food wine.
Importer Terry Theise writes: "The '11 is back-lit by its extreme youth, but there’s a shimmery brilliance that's really compelling; it's back-palate now, but silvery rather than meaty withal it's as massive as Lamm always is; it's salty not stocky, like a slice of cucumber between two arugula leaves with a few grains of selgris. Again singular in the context of 2011." (2012)