Medium yellow green. Fine nuances of ripe apricot, a hint of yellow apple, delicate herbs and spices, mineral Touch, hints of candied orange zest. Juicy, elegant, fine stone fruit, touch of finesse acidity, salty minerality in the finish, remains long, already well to drink.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Riesling||ABV:||13.5%|
|Aging:||Aged on the lees for 12 months. No Oak|
Aged on the lees for 12 months in Stainless Steel tank. No Oak.
|Item number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|AS1EE428009RSS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 02072 0||1 07 84585 02072 7||$42.95|
"A hint of dried pear and dried lime zest plays before juicier lime speaks. The palate has a similar tension between ripe, almost dried fruit richness, while zestiness tones it all down into taut slenderness. This is exciting, textured, juicy and totally moreish. There is something concentrated and pervasive that hits several pleasure buttons at once. Drink now–2035. - Anne Krebiehl MW"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 95 pts
"Scents of buddleia, gentian, thyme and lavender immediately hint at the site in which this grew, and there is corresponding inner-mouth perfume to delightfully complement luscious apple and white peach on the satiny, palpably extract-rich palate, as do also a glowing piquancy of pits and pips and Veltliner-like savor of blond tobacco. The buoyant and profoundly protracted finish here leaves behind a soothing and intriguing carpet of flavors while not forgetting its first duty to refresh. - David Schildknecht"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2015), 93 pts
"Distinct dried pear, apricot and sultana notes signal some evolution in this wine. The same, rich dried fruit notes are accented with zesty grapefruit freshness on the dry, concentrated palate. It finishes with pithy bitterness and a moreish streak of lemon. Rather advanced for the vintage but still evolving. Drink now–2022. - Anne Krebiehl MW"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 90 pts
"The first vintage from Georg Leindl’s new estate, this is exotically ripe, with notes of guava and kiwi scented with honeysuckle and smoke. The structure keeps it firm enough to age for a few years while it’s charming enough to enjoy straightaway."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Austria, February 2017), 90 pts