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WTN: Veyder-Malberg GrunerVeltliner Hochrain '15..(short/bor

by TomHill » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Tried this last night w/ our Tart l'Alsacienne:
1. Veyder-Malberg GrunerVeltliner Wosendorfer Hochrain Wachau (13.1%; RS: 0.10%; www.veyder.malberg.at/; CircoVino/Tuscon) Spitz/Wachau 2015: Med.dark gold color; very strong GV/white pepper/floral/carnations slight valve oil some mineral/stony quite aromatic/perfumed bit complex nose; somewhat tart/tangy fairly rich/lush rather spicy/GV/white pepper/floral/carnations/rose very light chalky/mineral/bit metallic attractive flavor; med.short strong perfumed GV/white pepper/carnations/spicy light stony/chalky lush/textured finish; quite an attractive smargd-level GV that finishes a bit short and grossly overpriced at $80.00 (AV)
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1. I took a flyer on this wine ystrday. I was stupid. I'd seen this producer's label up in Boulder several times over the last yr, but was hesitant to spring for one because of the price (high-$60's). But saw it here in NM on the shelf for the first time. "Aww...what the heck". I was stupid. The wine is a very good example of smargd-level GV. But it's only one small step above the level of the basic IngridGroiss GV and not even at the level of her vnyd-designate GV's, which are less than half the price. It's nothing profound and I will not revisit this producer again when there are many better ones out there at a fraction of this price. Did I mention that I was stupid??
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Re: WTN: Veyder-Malberg GrunerVeltliner Hochrain '15..(short

by David M. Bueker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:54 pm

Yow! That’s at or above Hirtzberger pricing.
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Re: WTN: Veyder-Malberg GrunerVeltliner Hochrain '15..(short

by Rahsaan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:23 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Yow! That’s at or above Hirtzberger pricing.


My thought exactly. I've been paying in the low $50s for Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragds.

Is that a function of Tom's particular store? Or does Veyder-Malberg have some very aggressive pricing in general?
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Re: WTN: Veyder-Malberg GrunerVeltliner Hochrain '15..(short

by Patchen Markell » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:29 pm

I paid $55 for the 2014 Veyder-Malberg Hochrain in Chicago; but I think that was a sale price. Same merchant has that wine now for $62 (and none of the 2015 to compare). Obviously, I liked the 2014 enough to buy a few at that price -- but even setting $80 aside, I think I'd agree with Tom's assessment that (for example) Groiss's single-vineyard wines are better value for comparable (or maybe less) money. Knoll, too, IMO.
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Nope....

by TomHill » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:14 am

Rahsaan wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:Yow! That’s at or above Hirtzberger pricing.


My thought exactly. I've been paying in the low $50s for Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragds.

Is that a function of Tom's particular store? Or does Veyder-Malberg have some very aggressive pricing in general?

Nope, Raashan...the store where I bought it has very reasonable pricing. I just think that V-M has very aggressive pricing. I don’t know if that’s true in Austria.
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