Vintage Charts / Austria / Whites
Vintage Score Drink Rec
  • 2014 87 Drink Thick-skinned Grüner did best in a growing season plagued by rain; Riesling affected by gray rot. Only the most careful vintners harvested healthy grapes
  • 2013 92 Drink or hold Vintners needed to work hard to overcome a wet harvest. Small crop produced open-textured, powerful and rich-tasting whites from the best vineyard sites
  • 2012 90 Drink or hold Hard frost in the spring and drought cut yields. Creamy, full-bodied Grüners; well-structured Rieslings
  • 2011 90 Drink or hold An easy-to-drink vintage with open-knit Grüner Veltliners; Kremstal performs well
  • 2010 89 Drink or hold A cool, difficult growing season delivered taut Rieslings and plush Grüner Veltliners; Kremstal performs well
  • 2009 92 Drink or hold Fresh-tasting Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners that are primed to age well
  • 2008 94 Drink or hold Cool and wet summer, but ideal weather at harvest. Monumental Rieslings from the Wachau; lean, powerful Grüner Veltliners
  • 2007 93 Drink or hold Bracing acidity and fresh minerality; slightly better for Riesling than Grüner. Excellent cellar potential
  • 2006 95 Drink or hold Immense structures, with intense fruit and minerality
  • 2005 92 Drink Creamy and rich; ripe Rieslings and viscous Grüners
  • 2004 89 Drink Easygoing and fruity, with good structure
  • 2003 88 Drink Very ripe and full-bodied; a drought vintage
  • 2002 90 Drink Ripe, pure flavors despite flooding rains
  • 2001 89 Drink Full-bodied Grüners and dense Rieslings