KAMPTAL DAC GRÜNER VELTLINER
For this wine, the grapes are from the best sites around the Heiligenstein (Lamm, Grub and Renner).
The Grüner Veltliner is grown in young vineyards (under 20 years old) of the former Steiner Allerheiligenstiftung, a religious foundation that dates back to 1171.
AWARDS & TASTING NOTES
WINE ENTHUSIAST: rating 90
Ripe pear, lemon zest and salty yeast on the nose signal freshness and savoriness. The palate is lively with slight spritz and lemon freshness while the dry finish brings the saltiness to the fore.
WINE SPECTATOR’S Top 100 list: #75 (rating 90)
An aromatic style, boasting lilac and freesia accents. Apple and grapefruit notes prevail as this elegant white winds down on the graceful finish. Drink now through 2023.
WINE SPECTATOR Austria´s Appeal 11/2018: Rating 90
WINE ADVOCATE/Robert Parker: Rating 84
The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg displays a clear and crisp fruit aroma of mango and peaches. Round and tropical in its fruit expression, this is a medium-bodied, pretty charming everyday white with banana aromas and a crowd-pleasing sweetness.
WINE ENTHUSIAST: Rating 92
Ripe, juicy notes of yellow pear on the nose are shot through with lively, zesty lemon freshness. Smatterings of white pepper play around the sleek edges of this slender but super-juicy wine. This is totally enlivening and sings with fruit and freshness-with all the verve of its vintage.
WINE SPECTATOR: Rating 89
Emerald-hued, with lush flavors of apple tart, lemon-meringue and dark currant that are broad and well-spiced. The creamy finish lingers with notes of allspice. Drink now through 2018.
VINOUS/David Schildknecht: Rating 89
Lentil and wax bean drenched in fresh lime and crab apple juices characterize this buoyant, polished, zingy bottling, which is more refined texturally as well as clearer and juicier in finish than the corresponding generic sold in European markets under the name “Domäne Gobelsburg”. Inner-mouth aromas of green herbs and nips of lime zest and white pepper complement the wine’s appealing succulence. (The impressive generic bottlings incorporating purchased fruit that are familiar from American markets under the “Gobelsburger” label have been rechristened “Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg” because, in keeping with recent legislation, the old designation is now reserved for wine grown in Gobelsburg the village.)
FALSTAFF: Rating 89
VINARIA: 1.Place Grüner Veltliner with 12,5%
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WEIN.PUR: Excellent , 4 glasses, 90 points
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Commences with a whole panoply of yellow fruits, among the most prominent physalis and greengage, fruity-sweet and well-balanced; fine-fibred, really meaty and approachable, much fruit core and vibrancy, thoroughly delightful, some length.
Ranking number 7 among the 10 best Grüner Veltliner of Austria
FALSTAFF: Rating 89
Extremely fragrant with whiffs of juicy mirabelle plum and physalis. So seductive and openly expressive with a pleasant filigree touch. Compact yet lively and robust. Fine stone fruit notes. Layers of subtle undertones and a nice racy finish.
PARKER: Rating 89
The 2012 Gruner Veltliner Gobelsburger offers apple-y juiciness mingled with lentil and turnip, and wreathed in herbs and flowers. The soft feel typical for this vintage makes for a caressing finish, yet it is also buoyant, clear and refreshing. As it does so often, this outstanding value offers a mouthwatering saline and intriguingly crystalline streak, and should perform delightfully through at least 2015.
FALSTAFF: 87 Points
PARKER: 89 Points
Smoky undertones inextricably intertwined with the typical mixture of garden herbs, subtle and refined, mid to full-bodied with inklings of yellow fruits. Tangy, spicy primary aromas with a pleasant tartness to finish.
FALSTAFF: 89-91 Points
VINARIA Weinguide 2005/06: 1 Star
VINARIA Weinguide 2004/05: 1 Star