AZZ-174

Riesling Heiligenstein, Gobelsburg

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Michi wants to offer a couple wines with bottle-age, and this is a wonderfully curious way to begin. 2010, if you don’t remember, was a ripe, powerful vintage with markedly high acidity, and this wine is developing typically; the structure is dramatic and the fruit is already completely tertiary. It’s sturdy, with excellent length, and probably ready to drink. Paradoxically I am finding that extreme high-acid vintages actually should be drunk young, because wine does not really “age on its acidity.” Acidity ages on itself, which is to say it is frozen-in-place, and really doesn’t address the above-ground fruit at all. – Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2011-10-31