Dull and lacking in fruit, no harmony or expression here. The high alcohol doesn’t help, one suspect. There is a feeling of acidity but its disjointed from the rest of the wine and there’s no complexity or length.
Open and expressive, with preserved pear fruit and silky texture. A restrained style of GV, well rounded fruit and not OTT. Drinking very well now, only the lowish acidity makes me wonder if this is for the longhaul. But very nicely done. Harvested in November. Aged in large Austrian oak barrels.
Very ripe apple (hint of botrytis?), if anything this is broader and more open than Jurtschitsch’s Grüner from the same site (a role reversal indeed). Yet the acidity here is off the charts, maybe even too high at the moment – but give this time and it’s probbably going to be glorious.
Feels like it has seen some oak, which is a bit unwelcome. There are some harsh edges and a rather sweaty nose. Some sweetish oak tannins really cloud the wine. There’s some nice acidity and fruit in here, but it’s got lost somewhere in the winemaking.