Weingut Bernhard Ott Stein Gruner Veltliner 2016 750ml
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Weingut Bernhard Ott Stein Gruner Veltliner 2016

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The site is in Engabrunn, just over the border in the Kamptal, and it sits on (mostly) the so-called Gföhler gneiss, and will remind you more of Kamptal GVs than of Ott's expected style. Which compels me to wonder….how much of what I infer and (perhaps glibly) conclude about Bernhard's style has to do with his particular soils? Because this wine really wouldn't be out of place at, say, Bründlmayer. It shows the purest gnarl of mineral and animality, funky iris aromas; rock-dust and rusks; the classic example of massive flavor virtually without "fruit" as-such; it's like a rock garden of vinosity, and curiously it's also like dark-meat turkey.
James Suckling
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Wine Enthusiast
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The sun-ripened yellow pear notes on the nose of this wine still have the faintest touch of flinty reduction. The concentrated salty, yeasty flavors on the palate bring a pithy, lip-smacking note of miso and soy. This is impressive and lasting. Drink 2018-2026.

March 1, 2018
Wine Advocate
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Coming from gneiss soils covered with white and red sand and finally loess, the 2016 Engabrunner Stein 1ÖTW is Ott's one and only Kamptal Grüner Veltliner. Intensely citrus-colored, the wine opens with a clear and flinty bouquet of perfectly ripe white fruits and exciting citrus aromas. Round, finessed and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, complex and mineral Veltliner with intense and lingering fruit aromas that are almost tropical. Although the 2016 is a bit too sweet for my taste, and also lunch or dinner, it is well structured due to the fine acidity and perfectly integrated minerality. Mind, though, that as soon as the CO2 has disappeared, the wine will taste sweeter than in the beginning. Tasted as a sample at Schloss Gobelsburg in July 2017.

August 31, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Well-crafted, with ripe pear, blanched almond and bergamot flavors. Powerful acidity cuts through, delivering notes of quinine and sage that linger on the broad finish. Drink now through 2026. 70 cases imported.