June 2015 - Austria

This month's Wine feature is Austrian Wines
Austria Reviews
210414
Malteser Ritterorden
2014 Gruner Veltliner
Bright clear pale emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, vegetal peppery aromas of bruised apples, cruciform vegetal notes, and volcanic earth with a puckering, dry medium body and a peppery, complex, quick finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210415
Lenz Moser
2014 "Fete Rose" Blauer Zweigelt
Bright medium clear sunburst amber color. Fruity, creamy earthy inviting aromas of bright red berries, red cherry, volcanic dust, and turned earth with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with fruit well-integrated tannins and no oak. Very complex, dry adult rose.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210412
Lenz Moser
2014 Gruner Veltliner
Bright medium straw green color. Fruity, peppery classic aromas of yellow lentils, white pepper, green apples, and volcanic ash with a chewy, racy, dry medium-full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Classic refreshing Gruner.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210416
Lenz Moser
2012 "Prestige" Reserve Blauer Zweigelt
Violet color. Lively, attractive, peppery aromas of smoked peppercorns, rhubarb, and spiced rubbed meat with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, amusing, cheery red berries, cocoa-dusted nuts, and minerals finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nicely balanced dry red that will be great spicy meat dishes.
88 points $19.49
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210413
Lenz Moser
2014 "Selection" Gruner Veltliner
Bright clear light straw color. Lively, fruity, peppery earthy creamy aromas of yellow apples, white pepper, volcanic ash, and cream with a vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $12.49 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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