2017 Schloss Gobelsburg Res Grüner Veltliner Lamm, $82.95 per bottle, Case of 6
Award-winning Grüner Veltliner
Delicate play of fruits reminiscent of red currants and white nougat, many details, immediately prefiguring finesse and depth; full-bodied and sprightly, above all shows fine details in spite of its power, very fine nuances, highly elegant and polished, purist premium Veltliner with great length.
Classification: 1ÖTW Erste Lage
Average age of vines: 40 years
We'll let the critics speak for themselves...
Wine Advocate / Robert Parker: rating 92
Moosbrugger’s intensely yellow colored 2017 Kammern Ried Lamm “1ÖTW” is very intense, precise and deep on the nose, where ripe and well-concentrated fruit intertwines with crystalline stony notes and a touch of oak. Mouth-fillingly juicy but fine and elegant on the pure and mineral palate, this is a lush and intensely fruity but also piquant Lamm with great intensity and a lingering mineral finish. Fine tannins add even more structure and give this deep and complex wine impressive aging potential.
Falstaff Ultimate Wine Guide 2019/20: rating 95
Brilliant green-yellow with silver highlights. Ripe mango and apricot laced with blossom honey and herbal spice with a mineral touch. Full-bodied and firmly structured with taut acidity. Delicate stone fruit and apple remain persistent on the long finish. Not very youthful, but still possesses dependable potential for further positive development.
Jancis Robinson, Austrian Tasting in London: rating 16.5
The Lamm lies on the southeast part of the Heiligenstein, where the mountain forms into soft hills. The soil consists of loess and loam. Greenish straw. There’s an impressive coolness about this. But the acid seems relatively low.Easy and charming without being compelling. Nicely put together without exaggeration. 13.5% Drink 2019-2023.
100% Blind Tasted by Andreas Larsson: rating 94
Medium deep golden colour, Bold and intense nose offering a high ripeness, yellow friut, peach, fresh pineapple and some flinty notes. The palate is rich and aple, with fine propotions, unctuous yellow fruit with citrus cest, ginger and spicy notes. Very long, bold and grippy finish with a well-balanced acidity all along.
Austrian Wines 2018: rating 95
The balance of this grüner veltliner is like that of a great chardonnay, but the complex herb and green-pepper aromas are totally different. In spite of the concentration, it is delicate on the palate. Long, creamy and spicy finish with ever expanding mineral character. Drink or hold.