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    2018 Catlin EXP #2 Hellagrud Gruner Veltliner

    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2020)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright straw colour with a greenish tinge around the edges and a watery hue. Spiced pear, lime and red apple aromas mix with hints of quince and a subtle stony mineral character. Texturally quite full and rounded the palate is generously flavoured with spicy pear, lime and dried apple fruits over a stony mineral back drop. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and an aftertaste of spicy stone fruits.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews…..
    This had identical vinification to its sibling until the end of fermentation. It was then passed over (or through) gewurztraminer skins, resulting in a floral rose petal and sweet spice bouquet and a lively, pleasingly grippy palate. The chemical analysis of the wines are identical, both are made to drink now with food, no cellaring needed.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion