Wine Region: Niederösterreich, Austria
Grape: Pinot Noir
Last year's trio of wines was an achievement such as one couldn't dare have hoped for as recently as ten years ago. Hell, five. I thought it had to be a one-time harmonic convergence, and had tempered expectations for the lighter wines. They are lighter, but this has a fetching aroma, quite cool, quite Morey S.D., and the palate follows lovely and charming and with a little tease of asperity; you lose your heart to a wine like this, so lacy and tender yet so firm and determined. I do, at any rate, but I adore the virtues of lightness as long as the wine has The Goods.
88 Points- Robert Parker
"Leading with a salty, smoky, slightly reduced aromatic profile, the Gobelsburg 2011 Pinot Noir deploys tart-edged sour cherry and tomato on the juicy palate, smoked meat savor and pit piquancy informing a mouthwatering if rather chewy finish."
88 Points- Wine Enthusiast
"The gentle red currant and rasperry fruit in this subtly oaked red lurks amid notes of spicy pepper, undergrowth and autumn leaves. There is a gentle grip and a very natural, unforced sense of elegance to the structure."
About the Winery
Schloss Gobelsburg is the oldest winery in the Danube valley's Kamptal area. This winery has consistently been one of the top producers not only in Kamptal, but in all of Austria. Schloss Gobelsburg has been awarded 4 times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) TOP 100 Wineries of the year by Wine & Spirits Magazine (US/CAN).
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