03 Jun Austrian Tasting this Sunday
Sunday, June 5
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Sample three gems from huge selection of new Austrian arrivals from Importer Terry Theise!
2013 Hirsch Grüner Veltliner Heiligenstein
On Sale $22.99
Leading with elusive scents of ginseng and sea spray, this goes on to deliver a buoyant, juicy, polished palate performance leading to an invigorating finish of tart, juicy lemon and apple seemingly suffused with white pepper, crushed stone and the alkalinity and salinity of the ocean. There’s more force, grip and depth here than in the corresponding generic bottling, if neither more charm nor perhaps more complexity – just another wonderful example of skilled hands and vintage virtues!
91 Points, Vinous Media
2014 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefaeabzug, Wachau
On Sale $23.99
Funky notes of yeast still dominate the nose, but there is an abundance of yellow, juicy pear and Russet apple once they blow off, framed by citrus freshness and underlined with a yeasty savoriness that recalls slightly pungent herbs like watercress and arugula. The finish is ultra clean.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2014 Sattler St. Laurent, Burgenland
On Sale $14.99
For the first time this saw some wood, about 25% old large casks; I tasted a still-unfiltered cask sample, but juicy and dark-chocolatey, a bit richer than usual (as there’s nothing above it in ’14) and a fine example of SL at its most earnest.