Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A Delectable Blauburgunder From Weingut Bründlmayer

At a tasting lunch a few weeks back this Pinot surprised me with its charm and grace. I bought some to have a go at it under a more controlled environment...

2008 Langenloiser Dechant Blauburgunder , Weingut Bründlmayer
This opens with a bit of funky Pinot feeling, but soon turns into a pure, charming, fresh nose with notes of ripe lingonberries, fresh herbs, balsa wood, dried raspberries and a touch of chocolate mousse. Very, very good. A very fine herbal note. I would have guessed a Volnay on this one blind.
The taste is fresh, tight and juicy with lots of lingonberries and raspberries combined with notes of warm herbs, blueberry bushes and some cocoa notes in the finish. The acidity is very fine and cleans the palate effectively. This is really fine. For 19 Euro, this is a steal.
91p   (tasted 2013/04)

It was another great lunch, courtesy of VinUnic. The wines was presented by Thomas Klinger, winemaker at the estate, with great charm and humour. Info here.

Other highlights were: The NV Brut Rosé which is a deliciously spicy bubbly with lots of strawberries, cinnamon and smoke on the nose and a fine, elegant, medium long finish (89p).
Among the Grüner´s the 2008 Grüner Veltliner Ried Lamm was the shining star with its elegant notes of grilled lemons, white peppar, summer flowers and gravel. The taste is beautifully taut and impressive with purity, class and gorgeous fruit (92p).
Two of the Riesling was truly fine, the 2011 and the 2004 Heiligeniten Lyra Riesling. The 2011 is young, fresh and full of green notes and a delicious spicy note. The taste is tight, racy and fresh with notes of pears, lemons and lots of minerals (90p). The 2004 has matured in a great fashion, with its deep, refined nose with notes of ripe pears, chalk, petrol and pine nuts. The taste is tight, laser focused and intense with stunning fruit and an upright structure, more for the masochist than the hedonist, and I love it! (93p).



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