The old vines on the steep slopes of the Heiligenstein vineyard give one of Austria’s greatest wines. This is one of those Rieslings that will last indefinitely, a powerful, concentrated blend of white fruits, perfumes, peaches, very tight and closed now. Racy acidity and minerality shoot through the richness. Give this 10 years at least.
A superb wine, the product of a great vineyard site and old vines. The wine is concentrated, very rich, beautifully balanced between considerable acidity and sweet white fruits and mandarin oranges. With its tense, edgy texture, it is a wine that will age for many years.
Bründlmayer’s flagship wine is made from old vines grown on the Heiligenstein hill. It is as intense as a great Riesling can be, a pure expression of steel, mineral and bitter orange and pineapple flavors. It has great structure and a ripe, concentrated character. This will age long and well.
The nose is both deceptive and enticing, with its sweet fruit and honey aromas. But they lead to a stunningly rich wine from the great Heiligenstein vineyard, one that is dry with a fine mineral character. It has flavors of pink grapefruit, hedgerow fruit, white currants and a layer of tannin to give structure. This great wine will age for a long time—10 to 15…
The purest Riesling flavors are to be found in this great wine. At this stage, it is still very tight and closed up, but there is so much leashed power there, along with complex hints of fruits, minerals and exotic perfumes. Give it at least five years, and it will begin to slowly evolve.
Willi Bründlmayer uses the lyre canopy, open in the center like the ancient lyre of classical times, in part of the Heiligenstein vineyard. This, he believes, gives greater exposure, and therefore heat, for the grapes. Certainly this beautiful wine is richer than the other Bründlmayer Riesling from the same vineyard. But the intense concentration of flavor and…
The Lamm vineyard, next door to the Riesling vineyard of Heiligenstein, produces powerful Grüners, and this 2008 is a fine example. It is opulent without being overpowering, the white currants and pears layered with acidity to give balance and texture. As with other great Bründlmayers, this needs aging. Imported by Michael Skurnik Wines.
Bründlmayer’s flagship wine, always right at the top. The fruit of this youthful 2008 is very perfumed, totally aromatic, with flavors of currants, pure steel texture and wonderful ripeness. While it shows crisp herbaceousness on the finish, it is the purity of the line that makes this wine so special. Worth aging for six years and more.