Fast Facts:
Variety: Gruner Veltliner
Region: Krems – Stein
Country: Austria
Winemaker: Bert Salomon
Closure: Cork
Alcohol: 12%
Cost: $45AUD
Source: Restaurant
Winery Website: Salomon Undhof

I had this wine at a restaurant recently as part of celebrating finishing my university degree. It is closer to $30AUD at retail.

Tasting Note: Highly aromatic, intense nose of passionfruit, pineapple, guava, orange and lime. Palate is crisp with a touch of spice and shows good focus and structural acidity, lurking in the background is a soupcon of delicate sweetness. Lacks the depth and length to be outstanding, but it is very easy to like and enjoyable to drink.

When to Drink: It has the acid structure to age over the short term, but I don’t know if it has the fruit depth for long term aging. Now – 2011

Verdict: I don’t think the value for money is there, even at $30. Still, after a great ’95 Kremer Kogl Auslese Riesling from this producer at a recent dinner and this wine, I am very keen to try more wines from this maker. 90 points.

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  1. this sold recently for £6.50 as a binend in the UK and for that money it’s a steal. Does every wine have to be for long term aging? It was brilliant with a fish pie, where too much fruit would be a minus. Steely, minerally, fresh, hint of spice, fair acidity. Not a pushy wine, but playing its roll as dinner “companion” perfectly.
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