Salomon - Grüner Veltliner, Lindberg, Reserve Kremstal 2017 12/750ml

Classification
White
Country
Austria
Varietals
Gruner Veltliner
Producer
Salomon
Farming
Other
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
94
$360
Salomon - Grüner Veltliner, Lindberg, Reserve Kremstal 2017 12/750ml

Classification
White
Country
Austria
Varietals
Gruner Veltliner
Producer
Salomon
Farming
Other
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
94
Highlights
• Intense, weighty and elegant expression of Erste Lage Grüner
• Yellow peach, celery salt, white flower and crushed rock
• Historic winery introduced dry wine style to Austria and co-founded Vie Vinum
Varietals
Gruner Veltliner
Vineyard
Erste Lage vineyard with south facing terraces, loess-dominated soil and 70 year old vines
Farming
Other
Vinification
Hand-harvested, de-stemmed; cold-soaked and fermented in stainless steel; native yeasts
Aging
Stainless steel on fine lees
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 92 From a cool and breezy spot between the Kögl and the Wachtberg, the 2017 Ried Lindberg 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner is remarkably fine and coolish on the nose given the warm and early vintage. Very elegant and fine on the palate, this is an intense and powerful, densely textured and firmly structured yet still somewhat tannic Lindberg with a powerful finish. Needs time. Tasted at Schloss Grafenegg, September 2018.
• JamesSuckling.com: 94 Cool with a lot of minty freshness, this is powerful but sleek with a plenty of mineral energy and a very long, crystalline finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
• Wine & Spirits: 94 Lindberg sits between Wachtberg and Kögl, a parcel of loess over primary rock. In 2017, it produced a stunning grüner veltliner, powerful yet precise. The variety’s spice sparks the sweet fruit flavors—white peach and pear notes riding over a rich earthiness—while the acidity keeps everything knit tight. The flavors last with a deep umami savor, the glycerol richness of the wine providing a good foil for lightly bitter foods, like braised endive.
Fruit of the Vine, Long Island City, NY
• Wine Enthusiast: 93 Pear peel, lemon zest and lemon balm combine into a nose of ripe greenness. The palate is concentrated and has that lovely edge of mandarin zest that enriches the yeasty texture with juicy, vibrant freshness. This is mouthwatering, tense and moreish.
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