Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Is In The Air

It's not yet spring...but these two summer wines brought a spring to MY step!

Paul Achs Pannobile Weiss 2010
Burgenland, Austria
Paul Achs is one of only 9 properties in Austria that are allowed to use the Pannobile name. The Chardonnay grape comes from the 'Großlage' Heideboden.
Medium yellow, interesting vanilla whiff...very enticing use of wood...quite complex flavour...and a creamy texture. This has charm.
Points 17

Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Ries Lamm Reserve 2011
Kamptal, Austria
Lots going on in the glass...and it will show itself over the next few years. That's not say it has nothing going for itself now. Roasted almonds and melons popped out of the glass...and next day a variety of fruits.
Ripe feel to it all...and a thrilling acidiy...tobacco...elegant.
Points 17.5

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