May 2017 - Germany & Austria

This month's Wine feature is German Wines
Germany & Austria Reviews
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Lenz Moser
2014 Klosterkeller Siegendorf Cabernet Sauvignon
Dusty ruby black color. Spicy, meaty aromas and flavors of grilled sausages and green peppers, berry pie crust, and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long caramelized carrots and figs, chocolate toffee, and cedar finish with crunchy, chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak. A savory, spicy, mouthwatering cabernet that will pair brilliantly.
92 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2015 Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden Blauer Zweigelt
Garnet black color. Fruity, floral, attractive aromas and flavors of spiced blueberries and loganberries, chocolate toffee, and orange blossoms with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, delightful, medium-long mocha gelato, spiced nuts, and cedar finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A delightfully fruity, floral, and spicy red that is sure to please.
91 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2016 Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden Grüner Veltliner
Light color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, catbox, and taffy with an crisp, petillant, fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-long paloma and horchata finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A happy medium for those torn between sauvignon blanc and grüner.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219475
Lenz Moser
2016 Selection Rosé Niederösterreich
Medium pale coral orange color. Earthy, fruity, minerally aromas and flavors of underripe apricot and sea breeze with a round, tangy, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a cheery spicy berry jam, banana chip, white strawberry, and quartz finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A tart rose with generous salinity.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2013 Prestige Reserve Blauer Zweigelt
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of grilled peppers, baked mulberries, barnyard, and toasted dill and herbs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long toasty cedar and earth finish with crunchy, dusty, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A savory and spicy red that will shine at the table.
89 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Lenz Moser
2016 Fête Rosé Niederösterreich
Pale coral orange color. Fruity, baked aromas of strawberry pastry, lemon frosting, cantaloupe, and geranium with a satiny, tart, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, cheery underripe berries, slate, ocean-like salinity, and pickled melon finish with grippy, fruit tannins and no oak. A tart rose to wake up the palate on hot days.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219470
Lenz Moser
2016 Selection Grüner Veltliner
Light color. Aromas and flavors of lemon peel, cotton candy, and toasted nuts with an crisp, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and an amusing, breezy finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp grüner to serve with a variety of foods.
86 points $12.49 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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