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88 • Felberjörgl 2007 Gelber Musketeller, Südsteiermark.
Pale golden silver color. Bright aromas of lychee, melon, peach, and lipstick follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with excellent lime acidity and a lingering chalk accented fade. A superb choice for oysters. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
88 • Arndorfer 2006 Anna Die Leidenschaft, Kamptal.
Golden yellow color with faint green cast. Interesting aromas of roasted cashew butter, white peppercorns, and grilled pineapple and mango follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with caramel apple and cocoa notes. Finishes with nice, wet stone accent on the finish. An interesting blend of flavors that should work well at the table with roasted poultry, especially game hens. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
88 • Uibel 2007 Athena, Niederösterreich.
Pale platinum straw color. Aromas of grapefruit, custard, and white nuts follow through on a crisp, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with nice tangy citrus and stone fruit peel notes. Finishes with a refreshing, sexy fade. A very nice aperitif or serve with crab cakes. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
88 • Uibel 2007 Frühroter Veltliner, Niederösterreich.
Golden straw color. Peach custard, melon, and cashew nougat aromas follow through on a round, silky entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with crisp orange note. Finishes with a slightly grassy mineral accented fade. A nice even and balanced aperitif. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
87 • Ronald Wendelin 2007 Welschriesling, Neusiedlersee.
Pale silvery golden color. Melon, custard, and light putty aromas. A bright, brisk entry leads to a tart, dryish light-to-medium body with lemon juice and nectarine pit notes. Finishes with a tart, drying fruit tannin fade. A great choice for oysters. (tasted on Jan-12-2009)
87 • Terra Galos 2007 Lieblich, Traminer, Burgenland.
Golden color. Bright, vibrant floral, golden raisin and apricot aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity sweet medium body with lychee, grass and dried lime rind notes. Finishes with a wet stone accented fade and lingering floral notes. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
86 • Winkler-Hermaden 2007 Kirchleiten, Traminer, Südoststeiermark.
Peach balloon and light diesel-like minerality follow through on a very soft, almost flabby entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with green apple and yogurt covered nut notes. Finishes with a tart, tangy, melon rind and peach pit fade. Interesting. (tasted on Jan-12-2009)
85 • Mayer am Pfarrplatz 2007 Asia Cuvée, Vienna.
Pale golden straw color. Shy aromas of peanut brittle, orange pith, and honeydew melon rind follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with slate, dried white flower, and lime rind notes. Finishes with a crisp, lingeringly tart, mossy stone accented fade. A nice aperitif or serve with mussels. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
85 • Weingut Rotes Haus 2006 Am Nussberg, Traminer, Vienna.
Golden yellow color. Exotic spice, tropical flowers, peach jam, toasted coconut, and honeycomb follow through on a soft, round entry to a dryish medium body with a low acid floral bath lotion like quality and a tart green kiwi skin and lime water fade. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
84 • Ronald Wendelin 2007 Neuberger, Neusiedlersee.
Golden straw color. Dusty nectarine skin and light fuel-like mineral aromas follow through on a brisk, soft entry to a tart dry light-to-medium body with lime rind and chalk notes and a chewy pithy fruit tannin finish. (tasted on Jan-12-2009)
84 • Arndorfer 2007 Die Leidenschaft, Chardonnay Neuberger, Kamptal.
Golden color. Pineapple and toasty oak aromas follow through on a soft, round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a caramel green apple note. Finishes with a nice lingering fruit and caramel fade with balanced acidity and river stone minerality. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
84 • Dürnberg 2007 Kirchberg Alter Gemischter Satz, Niederösterreich.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of char roasted nuts, melon soufflé, and clay follow through on a soft entry to a dry light-to-medium body with nut oil, green peach, and orange peel notes. Finishes with a crisp, pithy fruity tannin fade. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
84 • Walzer Martin 2007 Kremser, Rivaner, Kremstal.
Pale silvery straw color. Green honeydew and bruised peach aromas have a grassy entry and follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dry light-to-medium body with steely minerality and a tart lime rind accented fade. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)
83 • Weingut Rotes Haus 2007 Am Nussberg Gemischter Satz Reserve, Vienna.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden silver color. Shiitake and lime rind aromas follow through on a brisk entry to a tart light-to-medium body with zippy acidity and mossy stone accented fade. (tasted on Jan-14-2009)