Well if there's one thing that 2003 did for us it was make the inexpensive Gruner Veltliners into mini-prestige cuvees.
This is a rockin' good time. And I mean that literally, as there are lots of rocks in here to go along with copious fruit. I could quibble about the alcohol, but I am drinking it a bit warm, so I won't. This is just an awesome mouthfull of Gruner! The aromatics remind me of the 1995 Brundlmayer Alte Reben when it was young, and that is about as high praise as I can give a Gruner. It's all there right in front of you, but oh so young. There's still a touch of youthful CO2 spritz, but underneath it all is a balanced acidity I would never expect from 2003. LOts of fruit and stones from the front to the back. Just delicious.
I paid $16.99 on direct import offer in fall 2004, but I see it on Winesearcher for around $23, and it is easily worth that. Great stuff! I can't wait to see how it goes with the ginger-lime chicken.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.