Purchased this the other day at my local Trader Joe’s for $8, vintage 2011. I didn’t notice until I got home that it’s actually from Hungary, not Austria! I’m having a glass while I make mushroom risotto.
Color: very pale straw yellow with a hint of green
Aroma: quite herbal – lemon verbena and basil, followed by straight citrus
Taste: perfectly dry, with an initial acidic hit followed by minerality and a clean finish. I overchilled it and will give it a few minutes to warm up.
OK, now I’m picking up more citrus on the nose, and the feel is creamier. The citrus taste notes last through the mid-palate into the finish.
For the money, this is an excellent deal. I’ll stock up on this for the summer – I can see this with my grilled Caesar salad, shellfish, or goat cheese pizza.