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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201692Drink or holdChallenging vintage, with small crop. Top growers sacrificed quality for quantity, delivering charming wines with immediate appeal; the best are destined for aging
201593Drink or holdFavorable spring conditions led to a hot, dry summer, relieved by timely August rains. Ideal harvest weather resulted in ripe, complex wines that combine power and grace; Burgenland reds are structured and flavorful, with good aging potential
201487DrinkThick-skinned Grüner did best in a growing season plagued by rain; Riesling affected by gray rot. Only the most careful vintners harvested healthy grapes
201392Drink or holdVintners needed to work hard to overcome a wet harvest. Small crop produced open-textured, powerful and rich-tasting whites from the best vineyard sites
201290Drink or holdHard frost in the spring and drought cut yields. Creamy, full-bodied Grüners; well-structured Rieslings
201190Drink or holdAn easy-to-drink vintage with open-knit Grüner Veltliners; Kremstal performs well
201089Drink or holdA cool, difficult growing season delivered taut Rieslings and plush Grüner Veltliners; Kremstal performs well
200992Drink or holdFresh-tasting Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners that are primed to age well
200894Drink or holdCool and wet summer, but ideal weather at harvest. Monumental Rieslings from the Wachau; lean, powerful Grüner Veltliners
200793Drink or holdBracing acidity and fresh minerality; slightly better for Riesling than Grüner. Excellent cellar potential
200695Drink or holdImmense structures, with intense fruit and minerality
200592DrinkCreamy and rich; ripe Rieslings and viscous Grüners
200489DrinkEasygoing and fruity, with good structure
200388DrinkVery ripe and full-bodied; a drought vintage
200290DrinkRipe, pure flavors despite flooding rains
200189DrinkFull-bodied Grüners and dense Rieslings

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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