2017 Pichler-Krutzler Gruner Veltliner Kellerberg (750ml)

Gruner Veltliner from Niederosterreich, Austria


Extravagant and exotic, but also beautifully balanced, this is like staring into the soul of the pineapple. A very bright and straight, mineral finish. Drink or hold.

95 points, James Suckling (Dec 2018)

The 2017 Ried Kellerberg Grüner Veltliner offers a concentrated and aromatic, coolish, flinty and herbal bouquet. Round and lush on the palate, this is a generous and initially creamy-textured Veltliner, yet with more aeration, it becomes vital, refined and tensioned, with mineral grip and shining fruit. Crystalline and tight, the 2017 Kellerberg is still closed, but it's full of energy, tension and aging potential. The wine currently has more flesh and fine tannins and doesn't breathe as much as the 2018, but this is only the very first impression. However, there is grip, salt and tension, and in the end, it won't be far behind the 2018, if you like to have a ranking. I discovered that the wine starts to breathe and shine with one hour of aeration. Tasted at the domain in September 2019.

94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Mar 2020)

Pear and salty miso on the nose already promise a dramatic clash of opposites. The palate presents these poles in exemplary fashion. The creamy, textured, pithy and pleasantly bitter edge of yeast and zest meet rounded, harmonious and ripe pear fruit. The long, lip-smacking finish makes you crave more.

94 points, Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2019)

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