Salomon-Undhof Riesling Steiner Kogl Reserve 2013
Riesling | Austria
$49.95 - 750mL
About The Producer
Creamy and rich-tasting, layered with juicy energy and full of green apple, peach and lemon-lime flavors that are finely textured and well-structured. Light cream and minerally notes are accented by hints of smoke on the complex finish. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases made. -KM
Mandarin, apricot and lemon unite in a fruity, inviting opening. The palate does not disappoint either: the fruitiness persists with the characteristic verve of Riesling. Vestiges of yeast still appear but they merely guarantee a long life for this beautifully pure wine.
Peach fuzz and peach kernel invigoratingly accent the succulently fleshy peach fruit on an otherwise silky, almost creamy palate that also features alluringly bittersweet inner-mouth floral perfume. For all of its richness, this doesn’t lack vintage-typical vivacity and its refreshingly prolonged finish offers a delectable call-and-response of stone, flowers and fruit capped by mouthwatering salinity. The three ideally exposed terraces that inform this deeply flavored bottling are entirely in the commune of Stein. I mention that village designation, which appears on the label of this officially “reserve”-level wine, so as to clearly distinguish it from the alcoholically marginally lighter and hence officially non-reserve bottling sold under the designation “Undhof Kögl.”