Loimer Langenlois Käferberg Erste Lage Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2009, Kamptal DAC, Austria
Tasted November 2012 Appearance - clear and very bright pale golden color. Almost no visible tears.
Nose - clean, nicely developing aromas of medium intensity. It is showing notes of ripe stone fruits, a little apricot and some nectarine, ripe red apple, a hint of cooked pear and some honeyed notes.
Palate - dry, medium plus acidity, medium minus alcohol and a nicely rounded medium plus body. Flavour has medium plus intensity right away showing the ripe red apples again mixed with stone fruits and some honey. Nice medium plus length brings the cooked pear notes.
Conclusions (17,75/20) - very good quality, nicely mellowed fruit, harmonious ensemble, ripe but fresh with fine concentration, alluring supple texture with good intensity. Perfect acidity for the fruit weight, mouthwatering but soft and integrated, backing up the honeyed notes. Seems perfect to drink now, but will endure and mellow further (wine was opened and tasted on a Saturday and finished next Tuesday it only improved).