2007 Hiedler Grüner Veltliner Löss

SKU #1039388

92 points, a Best Buy and one of Wine & Spirits Year's Best from Austria: "Smoky and stony, this wine takes its time to open, eventually acquiring a richly textured depth of quince, grilled peach and pear-skin aromas. It feels broad and soil-driven, demonstrating a seamless harmony and confident, vivid energy. Decant if you serve it now, or put it in the cellar for another decade..." 90 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and ripe, with flavors of peach, Fuji apple and hints of marzipan. The precise finish of glazed apricot and citrus is long and satisfying. Drink now through 2013." (02/09) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...Offers a classic nose of lime, cress, and lentil; an irresistibly juicy yellow plum, lemon, and subtly savory, saline palate; and an ultra-refreshing finish with delightful nips of cress and citrus zest. With a shocking sense of complete, luscious ripeness for an early-harvested 2007 wine of low alcohol, this outstanding value shimmers like a bright, dynamic Riesling, but the flavors are archetypal Gruner Veltliner. Enjoy it right away as intended, yes, but I don’t doubt that if you salt a few bottles away for a couple of years their potential will surprise and delight you..." (02/09) Big and rich, this is ample, satisfying and creamy, the kind of Gruner that fills your mouth with yeasty, biscuity richness, though with plenty of underlying acid, too. Great with food or without, this is a fine value from one of Kamptal's finest estates. 11.5% abv

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