JAMES SUCKLING: Rating 89
A spicy red with cloves, spicebox, slate, minerals, red cherries and cranberries. Medium-bodied with slightly tart acidity, velvety tannins and a fruity finish.
FALSTAFF REDWINE GUIDE: Rating 92
WEIN GUIDE 2016: 4 Glasses
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STEPHEN BROOK: Rating 88
After some time in the glass, this St. Laurent starts to reveal itself; savoury notes layered upon stylish cherry, with typical lightness and balance.
WIRT+WINZER 2017: Winner
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GAULT MILLAU: Rating 17/20
PARKER: Rating 88-89
From cask, the Gobelsburg 2012 St. Laurent Haidegrund delivers tart cherry and blackberry mingled with licorice and vanilla on a predictably plusher palate than possessed by the corresponding Pinot Noir. There isn’t anything approaching the broad register of flavors here as in that wine, and a hint of bitterness and tannic catch in the back of the palate blocks the finish somewhat, but this is still likely to be quite satisfying after it comes to bottle in May, after which I’ll feel more confident to predict its further future.
WINE ENTHUSIAST: Rating 93 (03/2015)
Hints of red and black cherry are joined by darker notions of black berries. The palate seems tinged with black elderberry and iron oxide with a central vein of acidity. There is structure, the slightest tannin grip plus lots of elegance and poise. Nonetheless this will be truer to itself by 2017-2018. Full of promise.
FALSTAFF: 90 Points
ÖSTERREICH ROTWEINGUIDE: 4 Glasses
MEDIANET WEINGUIDE: 4 Glasses
PARKER: Rating 87
Tannic stiffness and a bit of drying take the fruity edge off of Moosbrugger’s 2011 St. Laurent Haidegrund. That having been noted, its meld of dark pit fruits with noble fungus and woody nuances still exercises considerable appeal. I would plan on serving this by 2016.
Superb and classy yet also easy-going and genial;ripe polished fruit completely subdues such oak as may be there – in fact it´s done in 600-liter casks – the mind-palate is like rare Waygu with summer truffles; the texture is silky, the demeanor is sweet, and the wine is, truly, noble.
Cask sample: Deep expressions of juniper and sour cherry. Plenty of body and substance combined with freshness – pine forest tones and fine-grained tannins. Opulent and rich. Very well made.
WEINGUIDE 2014: 4 Glasses
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LOISIUM ROTWEINVERKOSTUNG: Bronze
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WEIN.PUR: Excellent, 88 Points, 3 Glasses
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PARKER: Rating 90
The deep and despite vintage challenges satisfactorily ripe dark cherry fruit of Gobelsburg’s 2010 St. Laurent Haidegrund is vested with brightness, tang, and a fine sense of energy if also chewy tannins, all of which serve for fascinating counterpoint against a backdrop of breadth and thickness typical for this grape but in no way precluding refreshment. Notes of dill, smoked meat, and stone add interest en route to a lingering finish. Look for this to perform adeptly at table through at least 2016.
MEDIANET WINEGUIDE: 5 Glasses
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WEIN.PUR: 2 Glasses – Very good
FALSTAFF WINEGUIDE 2008/09:
Category St. Laurent
WEIN.PUR: 3 Glasses