JAMES SUCKLING, May 2021: 91 points
This ripe, substantial gruner veltliner has a wide spectrum of aromas. from yellow apple through stone fruit to baking spices. Good structure and lovely balance. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
WEIN GUIDE WEISS: 4 Gläser
Gelb mit grünem Schimmer, Guave und Apfelscheiben mit Vanillezucker; griffige Textur, Limetten und Ananas, wohldosierter Körper, vitale Säure, mit erfrischender Länge, ansprechend für alle Sinne.
FALSTAFF MAGAZIN JULI/AUGUST: Sommerweine – 90 Punkte
Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. In der Nase zart nach frischem Apfel, ein Hauch von Honigmelone und Wiesenkräutern. Mittlerer Körper, feine Fruchtsüße, lebendiger Säurebogen, mineralisch-zitronig im Abgang, appetitlicher Speisenbegleiter.
Vinaria Weinguide 2017/18: 3/5 Stars
A LA CARTE 2017: Rating 91
Light yellow, intensively mineralic and tasty smell of stone fruits, apricot, decent spice, stong wine, good flow, friuty and spicy finish
WINE ADVOCATE/Robert Parker: Rating 86
The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Domäne Gobelsburg is more compact, racy and piquant compared to the corresponding Schlosskellerei GV; it comes along as a coolish and zesty flavored, pretty powerful and well-structured Kamptal Gruner with a nice minerality in the finish.
WINE KILLER/Luca Gardini: Rating 92
Attacks the nose with mentholated and even spicy sensations. In the mouth, the leitmotif remains the same: celery, white pepper, anise, and hints of citrus, such as lime and the tropical, such as passion fruit. On the finish, some of the breadth is sacrificed in favor of length.
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KAMPTALER WEINPREIS 2016: Winner Category: Grüner Veltliner Region Wine 2015
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VINARIA WEINGUIDE: 3/5 Stars
FALSTAFF: Rating 89
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2015 (DWWA): Bronze Medaille
WEIN.PUR: Rating 87
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VINOUS/David Schildknecht: Rating 87
Juicy fresh apple and honeydew are accented with smoky suggestions of struck flint and Szechuan peppercorn in a brisk bottling that finishes with stimulating tartness and pip-like piquancy. This isn’t especially lightweight by vintage standards, and sports a bit of oiliness on top of an otherwise firm feel.
FALSTAFF: Rating 89
Delicate chestnut and burnt almonds on the nose, straightforward style, flowery notes; slender, but persistent, beautiful contours, some white bread and orange zest, may be enjoyed as a summer wine thanks to its fruity charm.
FALSTAFF: Rating 88
VINARIA: 2 Stars
A stone fruit character with summer meadow nuances in the background; also some herbs and spices. Lean but cleverly expressive and a generous stock of acidity. For drinking young.
PARKER: Rating 87
The 2012 Gruner Veltliner Domaene Gobelsburg is labeled for the State of Niederosterreich (Lower Austria) rather than the Kamptal because this estate sits right on the dividing line with the Kremstal, and Moosbrugger utilizes a small share of fruit from the far side of that line for this bottling, which does not appear in the U.S. market that instead features his exclusively Kamptal “Gobelsburger” cuvee. Firmer and less infectiously juicy than that latter bottling, this is, nonetheless, lovely and varietal-typical in its lentil and green bean flavors; satiny in texture; and nicely integrates faintly bitter elements in its satisfyingly sustained finish. Plan to enjoy it over the coming year.
JANE McQUITTY in THE TIMES 14th Nov (London):
Hard to think of a wine-producing country whose spicy, steely new-wave young white wines are better suited to festive food than a decent white pepper and lemon peel-charged grüner veltliner like this one. Gobelsburg is the oldest winery in the Danube region, dating back to 1171 and renowned for its restrained, minerally grüners from some of the oldest vineyards in and around Langenlois.
ANTHONY ROSE in THE INDEPENDENT 14th Nov (London):
This Lower Austrian estate is a renowned producer of grüner veltliner, Austria’s favourite white wine. Here its reputation is confirmed with a refreshing spritz and the typical pepper and celery characters of the variety. A no-brainer at this price.
Smoky, fresh and deeply accentuated, vivid rhubarb and sweet pea notes on the nose; spicy, lightly herbaceous palate, surprisingly full-bodied and open, charmingly intertwined flavours. A perfect ‘Donau Veltliner’ with every sip – crisp and harmonious.
ALLT OM VIN: 1st Place
PARKER: Rating 90