Thursday 11 September 2014

Tasting Lunch With Wines From Weingut Bründlmayer

Thomas Klinger from Weingut Bründlmayer has yet again visited Stockholm. As last year is was a interesting lunch with an outgoing, interesting and funny Thomas.

NV Brut Rosé
From magnum. This was poured on arrival. As last year it has a nice nose of almost ripe raspberries and some cinnamon cookies.
The taste is medium bodied with a fine acidity and delicate red fruit. Very good but I liked last years version better.
86p   (tasted 2014/09)

2010 Brut Sekt
Another magnum is poured while we were waiting to get seated. This is made from Pinot, Chardonnay and Grüner Veltliner and shows of a nose with notes of ripe lemons, spice and minerals. Very, very good.
The taste is young and creamy with notes of lemon peel, dried flowers, steel and minerals. A very good acidity. This should evolve well over the next 5+ years.
89p   (tasted 2014/09)

2013 Langenloiser Grüner Veltliner
The first Grüner has a medium bodied nose with notes of melon, fresh spices, minerals and grass. Good.
The taste is young, light and with notes of dried fruit, dry licorice, grass and gravel. A medium long finish. Very flowery in the finish. Good.
85p   (tasted 2014/09)

2009 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
The first Alte Reben has a tight, intense nose with notes of almonds, orange peel, grass and spices. A fine dried up sweetness. Very good.
The taste is young and spicy with notes of flowers, almonds, grass and gravel. A medium long, fine finish. Very good.
87p   (tasted 2014/09)

2008 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
A intense, focused nose with fine notes of dried flowers, melon, spice and some honeyd scents. Deep and fine.
The taste is young, elegant and with power. Fine notes of spicy lemons, flowers, licorice and minerals. The finish is long and expressive. Really good.
90p   (tasted 2014/09)

2003 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben
This beauty is served out of a magnum. The nose id packed with notes of sweet lemons, Gaia melon, flowers and bee wax. Very deep and refined. A fine maturity.
The taste is big, concentrated and ripe with notes of lemon cream, dry honey, sweet flowers, gravel and dry grass. A long, impresse finish. This is really fine!
93p   (tasted 2014/09)

2013 Heiligenstein Riesling
The Riesling line up starts with the 2013 vintage. The nose is cool and withdrawn with some notes of yellow pears, gooseberries and grass. Very stony. Good.
The taste is youg and tight with notes of almost ripe yellow pears, lemon peel and slate. A medium long, dry finish. A tad anonymous.
84p   (tasted 2014/09)

2012 Heiligenstein Riesling
A young, fresh nose with notes of star fruit, lemon, wet rocks and grass. Elegant. Very good. Needs time.
The taste is young and elegant with notes of lemon peel, grey pears, crushed rocks and grass. Young, focused and fine, but needs 3+ years to evolve.
88p   (tasted 2014/09)

2006 Heiligenstein Riesling
This one has matured, and into a fine creature. The nose is deep and refined with notes of candied lemon peel, model clay, dry grass and dried fruit. A fine dried up sweetness. Very, very good.
The taste is intense and mouth filling with notes of sweet lemons, crushed rocks, ripe grey pears and warm grass. The finish is long and full of finesse.
91p   (tasted 2014/09)

2013 Heiligenstein Lyra Riesling
The Lyra shows of a deep, penetrating nose with notes of lemon and lime peel, spices, wet rocks and grey pears. Very concentrated and very young. But the potential is there.
The taste is young, tight and lovely with notes of sweet lemons, slate, model clay, grey pears and a touch of chives. A very high acidity. Long and focused. Give this at least 5 years in the cellar.
91p   (tasted 2014/09)

2011 Zweigelt Reserve
This vintage is the first vesrion of the Reserve. It has a big, seedy, upfront nose with notes of ripe blueberries, damson, sweet licorice and a touch of dark chocolate. Seedy and good.
The taste is young, forward and warm with notes of ripe blueberries, cranberries, licorice and some wood burn notes. A long, dry finish. Will need some time to get together. Good.
87p   (tasted 2014/09)

2011 Pinot Noir Reserve
A young, fresh, spicy nose with notes of red currants, that turns into raspberries when the wine warms up, rowan berries, forest floor and a touch of oak, Young and healthy. Very good.
The taste is young, fresh and focused with notes of sweet lingonberries, dried raspberries, spices and forest floor. This has a future, give it 3-5 years.
88p   (tasted 2014/09)

2007 Pinot Noir Cécile
The four yeal older Pinot has a gorgeously mature, ripe nose with notes of crushed raspberries, warm spices, some tarry scents and warm, moist earth. This is fine.
The taste is round, mature and velvety with notes of sour/sweet raspberry coulis, forest floor, licorice and some wood smoke. A very fine acidity. Drinking great now.
91p   (tasted 2014/09)

2012 Muskateller Auslese
A fine, elegant nose with notes of ripe apricots, oil cloth, honey and a touch of saffron. Very, very good.
The taste is focused and fine with notes of lemon cream, dried apricots and honey. The finish is refined and with a fine acidity. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2014/09)

2013 Heiligenstein Riesling Beerenauslese
A very deep, powerful nose with notes of overripe yellow pears, warm peaches, a touch of vanilla and sugared lemonade. Very sweet.
The taste is rich and oily with an almost over the top sweetness which is rescued in the end by a high acidity. Lots of tropical fruit, vanilla pod and overripe pears. Good quality, but not really my cup of tea.
85p   (tasted 2014/09)

Thomas Klinger in action!

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