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WTN: 59th Street Heiligenstein

by David M. Bueker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:29 am

...feelin' GruVe...

2007 Weingut Hirsch Grüner Veltliner Zöbinger Heiligenstein - Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal (10/8/2013)
I had read a number of notes several years ago about this wine being closed, so left it for a bit to evolve. Well this bottle sure as heck was not closed. It was actually still quite primary, with lots of white peach, green, leafy elements, and a notable fruity sweetness. There's good minerality here as well. It sure isn't suffering from its screw cap closure.
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Re: WTN: 59th Street Heiligenstein

by John S » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:50 pm

Love Hirsch, and the Heiligenstein vineyard! Had the 2005 a few weeks ago, and it was a very impressive dry riesling (drier than i thought it would be).
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Re: WTN: 59th Street Heiligenstein

by Rahsaan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:26 pm

John S wrote:Love Hirsch, and the Heiligenstein vineyard! Had the 2005 a few weeks ago, and it was a very impressive dry riesling (drier than i thought it would be).


Me too. I was very surprised with the 05 riesling being so dry and restrained about a month ago.
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Re: WTN: 59th Street Heiligenstein

by David M. Bueker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:47 pm

2005 is an interesting vintage, in that many producers/sites have shown a lot of botrytis, making the wines sweet and/or heavy.

Finding a truly dry 2005 is a real feat.
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