Schloss Gobelsburg St Laurent Reserve 2015
Wine Region: Niederosterreich, Austria
Grape: Gruner Veltliner
Fresh lime and ivy hits you first, followed by a leesy hint and some pear on the nose. The palate comes in with salty savoriness that suggests yeasty miso, chervil and lovage, with lots of white pepper accented by a little spritz. Brightened by fresh lemon notes, this makes for a spicy, elegant and slender wine with a light touch and real depth.
93 Points- Wine Enthusiast - "Hints of red and black cherry are joined by darker notions of black berries. The palate seems tinged with black elderberry and iron oxide with a central vein of acidity. There is structure, the slightest tannin grip plus lots of elegance and poise. Nonetheless this will be truer to itself by 2017-2018. Full of promise."
88 to 89 Points: Robert Parker- "From cask, the Gobelsburg 2012 St. Laurent delivers tart cherry and blackberry mingled with licorice and vanilla on a predictably plusher palate than possessed by the corresponding Pinot Noir. There isn't anything approaching the broad register of flavors here as in that wine, and a hint of bitterness and tannic catch in the back of the palate blocks."
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 yearby Wine & Spirits Magazine (US/CAN).