Wine Enthusiast 2011 - Buying Guide March 2011

93 Punkte - 2009 Grüner Veltliner Grande Reserve

Impressively compact, complex wine. It has rich flavors of peach, spiced pear to go with the intense acidity that is under the full-bodied surface. It should be aged three years or more.

93 Punkte - 2009 Riesling Schiefer Reserve

An impressive, ageworthy Riesling. It shows great depth of flavor, its intense, biting acidity shooting through the green apple and plum fruits. Very nervy, minerally and taut. Designed for longterm aging.

92 Punkte - 2009 Grüner Veltliner Tabor Reserve

Big, serious, powerful wine, as complex as Grüner can be. It’s powered by ripe apples and thyme, seasoned with pepper. The acidity sets the scene for a wine that can age.

90 Punkte - 2009 Grüner Veltliner Schiefer Reserve

A rich wine, full of peach and pineapple flavors, with an herbal, spicy edge. It’s full in the mouth, the texture oily and unctuous. At the end, the pepper character thrusts out of the glass.

88 Punkte - 2009 Grüner Veltliner Kogl Bergwein

An attractive wine, its fruit in the white currants and pear juice category. The acidity is finely integrated into this ripe fruit, with a warm, rich core. It’s ready to drink, but the acidity will help it age.

85 Punkte - 2009 Grüner Veltliner "Grooner"

Created for the American market, this wine does everything a fresh, lively Grüner Veltliner is supposed to. Light and ripe, with green apples and lime juice. Screwcap.