Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hiedler 2007 Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Loess

This is my first experience with Austrian wine, since my early years of wine learning were when Austria was still suffering from a tainted wine scandal.

Very pale straw color.

Full-bodied smell, melon and apple, floral hints.

Melon and apple flavors dominate the fruity dry flavor, medium bodied, pear and flint flavors develop. Touch of petillance.

A very good bottle for $16.95. More body than I'd been lead to expect, but still graceful. This is a Terry Theise Estate Selection, which I've learned is a mark of certain excellence in German wines, I see no reason to doubt this does not extend to his selections from outside Germany.

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