June 2012 - Germany & Austria - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is German & Austrian - All Wines
Germany & Austria - All Wines Reviews
198115
Von Schleinitz
2010 Weissenberg Kabinett, "NITOR Dry" Riesling
Robust aromas and flavors of apricot skin, smoky minerals, and grilled lemons and apples with a silky, dryish medium body and a long, concentrated finish. A complex, flavorful riesling with great table appeal.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198429
Stone Fruit
2010 Riesling
Roasted lemon and nectarine and lightly smoky mineral aromas and flavors with a racy, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tart, lime and peach pit finish. A very good food wine with bright fruit and acidity.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198356
Leonard Kreusch
2009 Pinot Noir
Toasty berry custard pastry aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delicately smoky grilled apple, mineral, and nut finish. A great choice for grilled meats and root vegetables.
89 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198114
Von Schleinitz
2011 Blanc de Noir Pinot Noir
Pale silvery salmon pink color. Strawberry butter and lemon poppy seed muffin aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cherry pit, citrus, pepper, and mineral finish. A very nice dry rose for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198520
Landshut
2010 Riesling
Aromas of lemon cake and nectarine with a tangy, fruity medium body and a mouthwatering citrus, apricot, and mineral accented finish. Very tasty and a great value.
88 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198521
Landshut
2011 Sweet Red Rheinhessen
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of red grape and berry pie with a supple fruity sweet medium body and a zippy, praline accented finish. A great choice for bbq.
88 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198353
Leonard Kreusch
2010 Piesporter Michelsberg Spätlese Riesling
Delicate aromas of apricot and lemon meringue pie with a supple fruity light-to-medium body and a juicy, tangy lemon lime sorbet finish. A good match for spicy Asian poultry and seafood.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198357
Leonard Kreusch
2010 Estate Riesling
Aromas of beeswax, praline and lemon scone with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light body with grilled citrus, passion fruit and nectarine notes and a racy earthy, grassy finish. A nice snappy riesling for sipping or the table.
88 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198240
Landshut
2011 Riesling
Aromas of lemon sorbet and lime pie with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tart citrus, peach skin, and mineral finish. A nice sipper or table wine.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198428
Oh Schist
2010 Riesling
Mild lemon, nectarine, and damp earth aromas with a spritzy dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tart Meyer lemon and moss finish. A nice drier styled riesling that will be great with Indian food.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198355
Leonard Kreusch
2009 Sweet Dornfelder
Sweet, toasty berry pie aromas and flavors with a touch of anise, clove, and pencil shavings on the chewy finish. Pleasant.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198358
Twisted River
2010 Late Harvest Bin 488 Riesling
Aromas and flavors of lemon and melon with a crisp fruity medium body and a hint of balloon and lime on the crisp, earthy finish. A rock solid table wine.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198491
BEX
2010 Riesling
Aromas and flavors of lemon, clementine, and smoky minerals with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and tart peach pit accented finish. Solid.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198354
Leonard Kreusch
2010 Riesling
Pale golden color. Aromas of orange, peach and minerals with a silky, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium and a tart nectarine skin and Meyer lemon finish. A nice white table wine.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198116
Von Schleinitz
2011 Pinot Noir Rosé
Smoky grilled cherry and and strawberry aromas with a tart medium body and a racy, mineral, pepper and citrus rind finish. A good choice for spicy tuna steaks.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198511
Henkell
NV Blanc de Blancs Germany
Pale straw color with fleeting bubbles. Aromas of praline, custard and nectarine with a spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy citrus powder candy and lightly smoky and steely mineral finish. A nice off-dry bubbly.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198512
Henkell
NV Trocken Germany
Aromas of lemon and grass with a frothy, fruity light-to-medium body and a quick peach, chalk and tangerine finish. A good quaffer.
83 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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