It’s not often that a young Austrian gruner veltliner reminds you of Burgundy, though mature examples often do. The ripe-mirabelle, candied-pineapple and dried-herb aromas are married to a palate that’s rich and creamy. But beneath the waterline this is also a highly structured wine. Rather imposing finish, suggesting excellent aging potential. Drink or hold.
Very aromatic notions of ripe, yellow pear fill the nose and pervade the palate with their sense of juicy ripeness. Ripe yellow plums also join in this mellow, rounded fruitfulness that has a mild edge of freshness. This is mellow, smooth, superfruited and still beautifully balanced. It is on the finish that some salty creaminess comes through.
This has an attractive, fresh and vibrant feel with very ripe peaches, white pepper, paprika and fresh pears. The palate offers a core of very smooth white nectarines and peaches. Fresh and composed. Drink or hold.