2011 Weingut Willi Brundlmeyer, Riesling “Kamptaler Terrassen” Kamptal, Austria.
One of the great domaines of Austria, Brundlmeyer makes some of the finest wines of the Kamptal region on the Danube, west of Vienna in Austria’s prime Gruner growing area. Brundlmeyer does a famed Gruner Veltliner, but also ultra cool Sparkling wines, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The 2011 “Kamptaler Terrassen” is their entry level Riesling and is a dry and vibrant wine that is what Austrian Riesling is all about with bright flavors and crisp finish. This vintage is one of the best yet for this wine and it has loads of character and vigor, the nose starts with citrus blossom and green apple leading to a mineral laced palate of lime, pineapple and apricot with hints of spice and a faintest hint of petrol. The finish is lengthy and severely brisk and dry, making this wine very flexible and perfect for summer refreshment.
($24 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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