December 2015 - Austria

This month's Wine feature is Austrian Wines
Austria Reviews
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Lenz Moser
2014 Klosterkeller Siegendorf Weissburgunder
Emerald straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of spiced pear and praline with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, refreshing, rapid toast, mineral, and minerals finish with no oak. A delicate engaging pinot gris.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2012 Prestige Blaufränkisch
Violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of peppercorns, blackberry compote, and grilled peppers with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, easy pickled beets and yams, nutshell, and mineral finish with light oak. A smooth and elegant red.
90 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2014 Prestige Grüner Veltliner
Emerald straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of lemon, white peppercorn, and smoky minerality with a soft, body and a silky, breezy melon and pear finish with soft, fruit tannins. A pleasant gruner.
87 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2013 Blaufränkisch
Ruby black color. Delicate aromas of praline and roasted nuts with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed craisin, apple, and cedar finish with moderate oak. A pleasant, dry everyday red.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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