I sat down to write a TN on this wine (over on Netscape), then spied Otto's comments on the same wine. His note captures it so well there's almost no reason for me to write my own now but to add the significant presence of white pepper on the finish when the wine warmed to room temp, and to add that it has a richness that made me re-check the label to verify that it was a 2004 and not some three to five years older. Delicious--I'm going to go buy the rest of what my retailer stocked on this one today.
Otto's note: 2004 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Renner - Austria, Langenlois (5/4/2006) 17,55 euros 13% abv Slightly gold tinged. A pungent nose, very mineral but with fine fruit evident as well. There is that typical GV hint of acacia honey and dirt which almost smells like botrytis (which funkoholics like me love, which I suppose is what some tasters mean by the scent of wool in GV?!) and a touch of white pepper. The palate is also as typical GV as can be with exactly the same elements in evidence as on the nose; intense acidity which is ripe and almost floral in nature. Very long and very good.
Oh, and a question: Otto's note includes the word "Renner", but that word isn't anywhere on my bottle. Did we have different wines, however close his description was to what I tasted?
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov