This is a clear wine with a medium concentration lemon color with gold hues.
The nose is clean, youthful, and of medium intensity aromas of lemon/lime, peach, pear, radish, watercress, arugula, wasabi, honeysuckle or white flowers, possible less, wet stone, and white pepper. There is also a hint of botrytis in this wine - slight marmalade, ginger, or saffron.
This is a dry wine with medium to maybe medium plus acidity, medium alcohol, but a full round body with a glycolic mouthfeel. The palate is of medium plus intensity flavors that confirm the nose with a medium plus finish.
This is an outstanding quality wine and a really beautiful Gruner. You get the classic spicy green notes along with plenty of fruit and some possible botryitis notes and a rich, creamy mouthfeel that probably confirms the lees call. Grab a glass - this is some good stuff.
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(Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben) ($48.00) The 2007 gets better and better, now sweet-natured and warm. There’s also an ‘08 in the wings, but bless him: we have the luxury of waiting for it. ++
(Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben) ($47.00) The ’07 is evolving into a salty, subtle, grainy quiet beauty. Almost meditative. Certainly the better choice for a restaurant as it’s farther along.
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