Hannes Reeh Burgenland Pinot Noir 2015

This charming pinot noir from Burgenland in Austria has an extravagant, gorgeous fragrance that can only be pinot noir, reminding of autumn leaves and cherry. The palate is medium to full bodied, savoury and has attractive length. The wine returns to earth with its modest structure and complexity, which is consistent with an earlier drinkingContinue reading “Hannes Reeh Burgenland Pinot Noir 2015”

Weingut Bründlmayer Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Terrassen 2017

I was not particularly taken by this wine, a grüner veltliner, from Weingut Bründlmayer in Kamptal, Austria. Its aroma is typical of the variety, reminding of spice and celery. The palate is somewhat “so so” with pleasant enough flavours of lemon, a medium body and a mineral impression. It however lacks the complexity and depthContinue reading “Weingut Bründlmayer Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Terrassen 2017”

Rosi Schuster Sankt Laurent Burgenland Austria 2013

Sankt Laurent, the St-Laurent grape variety as it is known in Austria, is pinot noir like in colour and expression. This particular bottle is restrained and earthy, and I would suggest appears to have a brettanoymces character. Its palate appears a little stripped, and hardened. Pity. Rating: Not rated. Abv: 12%. Price: $20s. Website: N/A.

FX Pichler Loibner Federspiel Wachau Riesling 2013

If you wish to know about the wines of Wachau in Austria, the Austrians make it particularly easy to learn.  Their website is terrific and here is the link: http://www.austrianwine.com/our-wine/wine-growing-regions/niederoesterreich-lower-austria/wachau/.  This wine is from FX Pichler in Wachau, and is a “Federspiel” which is a classification in Wachau and means that its alcohol is 11.5% toContinue reading “FX Pichler Loibner Federspiel Wachau Riesling 2013”