2010 Schloss Gobelsburg "Steinsetz" Grüner Veltliner (375ml)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Gobelsburg 2010 Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz--which wasn't picked until mid-November--unites textural richness with refreshment, pithy piquancy, and mineral impingement. Cress and lime; green bean and coffee; crushed stone and iodine convey their complex, interactive message on a polished, buoyant (at 12.7% alcohol) palate, leading to a finish both exuberant and gripping. This may prove too much a mouthful of minerals for some, but should prove fascinatingly versatile for at least the next 6-8 years.
This exhibits a richly spiced nose, as fresh flavors of baked apple and pear are joined by hints of gooseberry and fresh pastry. The lush finish lingers, with cream and spice notes. Drink now through 2017.