Bill Hooper wrote:Any thoughts/suggestions?
Bill, here's an interesting side-by-side tasting I enjoyed in a visit to Weingut Mantlerhof in 1998. I don't think GV *does* petrol, but it certainly gets rich and complex and bodaciously delicious.
<b>Mantlerhof 1961 Gedersdorf Grüner Veltliner</b> - Presented blind with the invitation that we guess the vintage. Everyone falls far short of the reality, as its clear bright brass color and delicious tobacco, coffee and butterscotch aromas suggest a much younger wine. Flavors consistent with the nose, layers of stone fruit and caramel, ripe and dry. A remarkable wine, it's almost impossible to believe that it's 37 years old.
<b>Mantlerhof 1961 Steindl Riesling</b> - More old-wine amazement: Bright gold in color, with good caramel and coffee aromas, hazelnuts and almonds, honey and just a whiff of petrol. Petrol more evident on the palate than the nose, dry, crisp and bright. Incredible.