Gruner Veltliner Hochrain Veyder Malberg 2010

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"The Veyder-Malberg 2010 Gruner Veltliner Hochrain offers terrific sheer refreshment and energy as well as levity (while 12.6% in alcohol, it behaves as though it could as well be 11.6) and takes the intimations of shimmering, crystalline, lightly-peppery mineral intrigue found in the corresponding Kreutles into dynamic, and near-kaleidoscopic territory (notwithstanding that this site is largely loess!) playing, on a silken palate, against pear, grapefruit, nut oils, and a liqueur-like concentration of lavender, thyme, and hedge flowers. I suspect this will still perform admirably a decade from now, though I would still plan to enjoy most of any bottles I owned over the next 4-5 years. Astonishingly, a bottle that had been opened for more than a month (albeit with only four inches’ ullage on a long neck) acquitted itself with particular distinction, while the fresh bottle (and the wine at a warmer temperature) displayed slightly less sense of mineral interaction and more of the nuttiness that this wine’s author thinks characteristic for Veltliner from this site...92" WA 10/11

Region: Austria

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  • 2010

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Color: White
Varietal: Grüner Veltliner
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"The Veyder-Malberg 2010 Gruner Veltliner Hochrain offers terrific sheer refreshment and energy as well as levity (while 12.6% in alcohol, it behaves as though it could as well be 11.6) and takes the intimations of shimmering, crystalline, lightly-peppery mineral intrigue found in the corresponding Kreutles into dynamic, and near-kaleidoscopic territory (notwithstanding that this site is largely loess!) playing, on a silken palate, against pear, grapefruit, nut oils, and a liqueur-like concentration of lavender, thyme, and hedge flowers. I suspect this will still perform admirably a decade from now, though I would still plan to enjoy most of any bottles I owned over the next 4-5 years. Astonishingly, a bottle that had been opened for more than a month (albeit with only four inches’ ullage on a long neck) acquitted itself with particular distinction, while the fresh bottle (and the wine at a warmer temperature) displayed slightly less sense of mineral interaction and more of the nuttiness that this wine’s author thinks characteristic for Veltliner from this site...92" WA 10/11

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