Austria

Wine critics often praise the purity and quality of Austrian wines, especially their Rieslings, Gruner Veltliners, and dessert wines. A unique climate and geography creates optimum conditions for these styles, often compared to their counterparts in France and Germany.

Tement 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik 750ml

$39.04

Tement's 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik blends 55 parcels from 13 single vineyards (rieden) and is the most important wine at the domain, accounting for 25% of the total production (130,000 bottles). The citrus colored wine offers clear, ripe,...

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Hirsch 2014 Kammerner Grub Gruner Veltliner 750ml

$73.83

"Here is one of those rare instances where I feel compelled within a year of publishing my initial note on a wine to re-review it on account of how much more impressive it was on re-tasting. The caramelized fennel and root vegetable richness noted in my...

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Loimer 2015 Achtung! Muskateller 750ml

$49.48

Bright yellow gold with delicate amber reflexes. Intense gravy touch of elderberry blossoms and rose oil, some ginger, seductive bouquet. On the palate salty-mineral, well integrated tannins, very gastronomic style, spicy finish, roses in the...

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Paul Achs 2017 Chardonnay 750ml

$30.34

A pure version, featuring notes of orchard fruit that mingle with hints of sea salt and Asian spice. Shows good focus on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2023. 483 cases made, 200 cases imported. — AZ Score: 89 points -- Wine Spectator,...

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Loimer 2014 Riesling Steinmassl 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

Vinous 91 ptsLangenlois, Kamptal Here is another instance where piquancy and pungency—in this instance suggestive of kumquat and lemon peel, black tea, alkali and walnut—are nicely buffered by high extract and ameliorated by alcoholic levity...

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Paul Achs 2017 Blaufrankisch Heideboden 750ml

$32.95

Iron oxide, pepper and ripe wild blueberry on the nose make this an unmistakable Blaufränkisch. The slender palate has some concentration but is wonderfully fresh-faced. The fine acidity lets the aromatic wild blueberry notes soar, while fine...

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Heinrich 2015 St. Laurent 750ml

$43.39

Fermented for three weeks and aged for 21 months in wooden fermenters and used 500-liter oak barrels, the 2015 Burgenland St Laurent opens with a super fine, crystalline and aromatic bouquet of red and dark fruits, nougat and violet aromas. Silky, pure...

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Heinrich 2016 Zweigelt 750ml

$34.70

From different vineyards and soils on the shores of the Lake Neusiedl, the 2016 Burgenland Zweigelt is pure, fresh and bloody on the fleshy nose. Dark cherry and floral notes lead to a medium-bodied, fresh and silky-textured palate that reveals...

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Kracher 2014 Muskat Ottonel 750ml

$39.04

On the nose, flowers and fresh grapes. On the palate, nutmeg, citrus, and a fine rich acidic arc completes the finish. Sugar 3.9 g/l, acid 5.9 g/l, alcohol 12.5% ABV. What is Muskat Ottonel? New breed from Gutedel (Chasselas) and Muskat de Saumur, by...

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Kracher 2014 Welschriesling 750ml

$32.95

Bright straw yellow with green tints in the glass. Grapefruit, citrus fruits, some exotic hints, sugar pear, elderberry blossom, and fresh fruit on the palate. Well balanced with lively acidity.

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Loimer 2014 Gruner Veltliner Spiegel 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

Rating: 93 Reviewed by: Stephan Reinhardt Issue Date: 27th Apr 2016 Source: 224, The Wine Advocate The golden-colored 2014 Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 1ÖTW has an intense and peppery bouquet with legume (chickpea) and tobacco...

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Triebaumer 2013 Blaufrankisch Reserve 750ml

$55.57

"2/3 Blaufrankisch 1/3 each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Layers of complex fruit, blackberry, chalky/dusty notes, and dried herbal notes with cherry plums that lift and round off the wine. Firm and well-crafted, this wine has a...

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Weingut Nigl 2015 Riesling Dornleiten 750ml

$37.30

Nearly-overripe pear and apple are complemented by fresh lime and a tart, incisive edge of pear and apple skin. Polished in feel, this finishes with generosity while preserving admirable focus. Score: 88 points -- David Schildknecht, Vinous, June 2016

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Hirsch 2014 Zobing Riesling 750ml

$35.56

"Bittersweet, iris-like perfume wafts all the way through this exuberant performance of pronounced yet bracing phenolic piquancy and infectious, bright juiciness. Lean and long, this cuvée gained a delightful sense of mineral interplay over the...

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Loimer 2015 Riesling Langenlois 750ml

$39.04

  Fresh lime and apple are tinged with fresh ginger and lime zest on a pungent nose and juicy, snappy yet polished palate. The invigorating, mouthwatering finish introduces crystalline mineral impingements to complement the incisive, zesty...

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