Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Hefeabzug 2013

Date of Tasting: 28 May 2015
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Gruner Veltliner
Alcohol: 12%
Origin: Wachau, Austria
Appellation: Wachau
Expect to Pay: ~ EUR20
Chubby Appreciation: 91/100
Critics' Opinion: WA - 90/100, WS - 92/100, CT - 90/100

Appearance: Bright yellow.
Aroma: Minerally citrus bouquet and subtle smokiness.
Palate: Medium-bodied on the palate. Appearance of complexity. Crisp acidity and iodine. Pear and citrus notes with mild spiciness.

Food friendly wine, this is. It is sure a good value table wine that deserves stocking up. I love the crunchiness character of this wine by Nikolaihof whilst subtlety and creaminess are still maintained. If Gruner Veltliner is your kind of white wine, here is one for drinking during the next 5 years.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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