This one has been staring at me for some time -so, instead of enduring the taunting, I've gone and opened it. It's one of the freshest Rieslings I've had in a while and there is still plenty of tongue tingling effervescence. The Gaisberg vineyard is mica and slate and behind the pineapple and lemon fruit, there is a sharp steeliness that I can only describe as drinking a chain-saw (Kettensäge!
). The acidity is marathonic. This is for me a poster-boy for Austrian Riesling. It is as mineral as most MSR you're likely to drink, but bone dry (I rather like my MSR with a little RS) and less delicate, less floral and more primal. To me, it is not unlike taking a heavier Alsatian Riesling (with exotic fruit), and running it through a pencil sharpener. I love it. 13% Alc. I don't remember what I paid, but it wasn't enough.