The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 4 September 2019

Christ – Wiener Gemischter Satz Ried Wiesthalen 2017

Complex and full bodied, with very generous, sweetish fruit but so much going on – hints of Gelber Muskateller’s aromatics, some spicy Riesling notes and loads of texture and saline freshness. A soupcon more acidity would have been welcome, but Read more

Brandl – Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2018

A fat, ripe style of Riesling, loaded with honeydew melon and kiwi fruit. Upfront and accessible, the acidity is on the low side but lots of pleasure to be had from this in the next year or so.

Allram – Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2018

Very pretty, lightly floral on the nose and generous on the palate – citrus juices and honeysuckle. Youthful and expressive, with an attractive mineral note on the finish.

Schloss Gobelsburg – Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2018

Characterful aromas of crushed rocks, fresh herbs and the merest hint of kerosene. Fairly broad-shouldered, with a creamy core that lasts and lasts on the finish. As always with Gobelsburg, very well judged and restrained.

Dolle – Riesling Ried Grub 2018

Fruit forward, with mango and canteloupe melon characters. A ripe style but with enough freshness and juiciness to retain balance. I wouldn’t necessarily age this but it’s pleasant to drink now.

Hirsch – Grüner Veltliner Ried Grub 2018

Interesting comparison with Schloss Gobelsburg’s Grüner from the same vineyards. This is more vegetal, with typical green pepper (capsicum) notes and orchard fruits. A little nip of salt on the finish, and some herbal tinges on the nose. Fairly straightforward Read more