Hiedler

Heiligenstein Riesling

9.43 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Kamptal, Niederösterreich, Austria
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Wanted to compare two 2009 Rieslings - this from Kamptal Austria against the recently tasted Weinbach Grand Cru from Alsace This is mid Lemon in colour with more stone fruit namely peachy notes and flavours than the Alsatian Riesling both with low acid and both at their peak. Minerally gravelly notes also on the nose 2009 was an excellent vintage in Kamptal and adjoining regions along the Danube regions like Wachau. Another excellent mature Riesling at its peak. I would give the taste off to the Austrian by a nose. Thoroughly delicious.

Wanted to compare two 2009 Rieslings - this from Kamptal Austria against the recently tasted Weinbach Grand Cru from Alsace This is mid Lemon in colour with more stone fruit namely peachy notes and flavours than the Alsatian Riesling both with low acid and both at their peak. Minerally gravelly notes also on the nose 2009 was an excellent vintage in Kamptal and adjoining regions along the Danube regions like Wachau. Another excellent mature Riesling at its peak. I would give the taste off to the Austrian by a nose. Thoroughly delicious.

Apr 19th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Initial impression is a gorgeous honeyed nose - not a hint of Kero. A mouth filling delicious palate with mineral slightly saline, moderate acid finishing with a refreshing Grapefruit bitterness. Lost a little intensity with air but overall it literally won by a nose ( the gorgeous honeyed nose!) over the 2009 Clonakilla.

Initial impression is a gorgeous honeyed nose - not a hint of Kero. A mouth filling delicious palate with mineral slightly saline, moderate acid finishing with a refreshing Grapefruit bitterness. Lost a little intensity with air but overall it literally won by a nose ( the gorgeous honeyed nose!) over the 2009 Clonakilla.

May 14th, 2017
boyd pearson

boyd had this 2 years ago

boyd had this 2 years ago

Oct 31st, 2018