Slatey mineral bomb. The fruit is reserved, either being a bit closed or maybe just not that generous in 2010. It's got just enough right now to keep this from being out of balance but this is most notable for the acidity and clean line of the palate right now. Hints of grapfruit, quince and straw to remind you it is Sauv Blanc without beating you over the head with it. Juicy and acidic with a touch of grapefruity bite at the finish. Very nice.
Minerals nose with notes of Quince. The mineral carry into the finish of the palate ending in generous lean acidity. Nice depth and complexity. There is a hint of petrol but just enough to add to the complexity. Not really showing much in the way of age yet except maybe in its rich color and integration of flavors. The one knock here is there seems to be sizable hole in the fruit on the palate up front. Luckily the mid and late palates really pick up so you almost forget the cleft fruit. Damn fine wine in any case. Another point in favor of Austria over Germany for dry Riesling.
This displays lovely, moderately complex fruit but lacks enough acidity to really keep the finish focused. Drank well over two nights with the second night bringing ing on richer, slightly mature notes. While in the first night it was more tight me lemony expression dominating. Not a complete wine and more of a cocktail without the acidity. Still love those Chablis flavors but this felt more complete when it was purchased. Not going anywhere soon but in a nice spot now and probably not one for longer term aging given the acid issues.