2015 Bernhard Ott Fass 4 Gruner VeltlinerGruner Veltliner from Austria
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"This is considered by Ott to be his first “serious” GV for the table, and in ’15 it is really another type of wine entirely. Riper, bakier aromas, like a mini-Rosenberg; still...
- 91 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
- 90 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
"Honeydew melon, pear, lime and fennel inform the nose and soothing, buoyant but glycerol-rich palate. Lushly textured and ripe in flavor though this is, it delivers delightful refreshment and energy on a finish that also boasts admirable transparency to shifting nuances of lentil, hazelnut, pear seed, mineral salts and iodine." June 2016
90 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Fass 4 is sourced from the medium parts of the Hengstberg hill and includes parcels from Engabrunn, Feuersbrunn, Gösing and Fels and is almost completely sold for catering. Very clear and precise in its attractive white-fruit aromas and also pretty deep and gently spicy on the nose, this is a lean but mineral and lovely juicy Veltliner with a precise and elegant, salty and stimulating finish. This is a beauty of finesse and elegance. All the musts were fermented separately and assembled in February. This cuvée was bottled in April. Very precise and elegant, but also sensually juicy and round...
Since the thick-skinned Veltliner grapes were perfectly healthy and had a very good acidity in 2015, Ott went an essential step forward in processing the grapes. These were crushed and pressed with the stems during four (Veltliner Vom Berg) and 18 hours (1ÖTW) and, in fact, there is no bitter tone in his wines, which are incomparable in their grip and mineral precision. With his 2015s, especially Der Ott and the grands crus Ott demonstrates impressively that wines from loess soils are not necessarily broad, opulent or creamy but can be very clear, bone dry, vibrantly fresh and sharp as a knife. If you love Meursault or German Riesling you should definitely try Bernhard Ott’s Grüner Veltliners from 2015. They are mind-blowing." June 2016.
"This is considered by Ott to be his first “serious” GV for the table, and in ’15 it is really another type of wine entirely. Riper, bakier aromas, like a mini-Rosenberg; still some phenolics, it’s overall more spherical than linear; analog and savory; paprika and mint and a lot of grip." - Importer
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True balance between purity, concentration and precision. This has all the classic Gruner Veltliner characteristics: white pepper, ripe apricots and white peach in a stylish, squeaky-clean style. There is a fleshy and textured charm here, finishing with some lovely green apple acidity. Drink 2017-2021."
91 - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
90 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit|
|Nose||melon, citrus and spice|