Named for the gravel that characterizes its fruit sources, this delivers lime, grapefruit and fresh apple on the nose, and those fruits mingle lusciously on a silken palate with a rich, earthy, nutty undertone of roasted lentil. The long, juicy finish is mouthwateringly and intriguingly tinged with salt, iodine and stone. At 12.5 percent alcohol, this is the sole Angerer white of its vintage to evince a genuine, welcome sense of buoyancy. It’s also his brightest and juiciest Grüner Veltliner, reflecting a relatively early harvest that manifestly entailed no sacrifice in ripeness of flavors.
Score: 91 points -- David Schildknecht, Vinous, Sept 2016