Current Austrian whites - yum, yum
4 Jun 2008 by JR
After all these years I have become relatively inured to the distracting lure of tasting notes. I can usually read through hundreds quite clinically, without being tempted to go and rip open a bottle. But re-reading these 200-plus tasting notes on current Austrian whites in the middle of a recent afternoon, I could hardly restrain myself from going down to the cellar and immersing myself in the very special quality of Grüner Veltliner and Austrian Riesling - full bodied but precisely etched and, usually, with quite enough acidity to keep them lively for several years in bottle. These are wines that are made to be drunk with food,...

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