Exceptionally focused fragrance, smoke and char and nettle, leading to a palate much juicier and richer than you’d expect, and then again to an urgently spicy finish; the 2nd sip emphasizes the secret-sweetness and juice again, and the tertiary finish is a dialogue of nettles and stones.
Vinous 92 points - This product of mid-November picking represents another of the small wonders of vintage 2014, inasmuch as it holds its own against its illustrious 2013 predecessor. Piquant green herbal aromas complement crab apple, fennel, lima bean and turnip on a polished, buoyant, brightly juicy palate. There are salivary-gland-tugging mineral elements here that defy naming but suggest oyster liquor as well as crystalline stoniness, and set up a dynamic, sustained finishing interplay with the wine’s fruit and vegetable elements.
A bright, mineral-laden white from one of the top producers in Austria, this GrÃ¼ner is packed with white pepper and ripe fruit on the palate.