Friday, November 27, 2009

Greens Are Good For You

As a child my mum told me to eat my 'greens'(vegetables)...so I would grow up strong.
It is the fluid 'greens' that interest me nowadays....
Old and new......the first of about 15 GV's I have purchased....they age...no doubting that...

F. X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner
Smaragd Kellerberg 2003
Wachau, Austria
Elegant smokey aroma...pears..the palate is RICH...creamy texture....and the alcohol is very noticeable(14%)...2003 was a HOTTY....I drank half then had to leave it...sometimes you like this..then it is a sip too much...next day...first sip..has this toned-down?...think so..then it hits you again...the love-hate relationship of this one makes it difficult to appraise..is it the vintage?..or the 'intense' Pichler style?.... I have a 2002 to try....which may be better balanced...
Points 16.75



Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Kammerner Lamm 2007
Kamptal, Austria
Steely...yes....white pepper tones....pears...some wood showing...but the balance is very good..and the fruit is popping it's head up...just starting to show itself in a very good light....next day...it had filled out..the GV sweetness..green minerals(I know it's not true...but it just feels like they are green)...taste of sweet pineapple...silky....
Points 17

2 comments:

Joe said...

Two of my favourite Gruners. Usually I'd reverse the ratings, but my last Pichler was a hottie as well and you know where my palate is going...How much were these?

Barry said...

Joe..the Schloss was Euros 25,-..
the Pichler a hefty 40,--

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