Lenz Moser Beerenauslese 2009

Lenz Moser Prestige, Pradikatswein Beerenauslese, Burgenland, Austria 2009

Beerenauslese – means literally ‘berries selected’, so individually harvested berries, overripe with noble rot, giving a rich, sweet and expensive wine, with a full body and low alcohol.

Where is Burgenland? In Eastern Austria, bordering Hungary.

A blend of weissburgunder (pinot blanc), chardonnay and scheurebe. Natural cork closure, 10.5% abv, 375ml, Delilahs, about £12

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity gold, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, fully developed, with  opening aromas of  high-toned orange marmalade, then warm thick honey and rich botrytised notes of over-ripe peach, pineapple, mango, and a hint of coconut.

Palate:  a sweet wine, with medium (+) acidity, the slightest gummy grip, low alcohol, and a full body, of pronounced intensity, with an overt oily texture, and showing flavours of high-toned orange marmalade, honeysuckle, and botrytised notes of over-ripe stone fruit – apricot and peach, A very long length infused with botrytis notes, with a clean fresh finish despite the level of residual sugar.

Quality: a very good quality wine, with fresh acidity balancing alcohol plus residual sugar (sweetness verging on luscious), which are harmonious with the flavour intensity. A botrytised wine with rich stone and tropical fruit notes, with the high-toned note a little dominant. Still, a wine of good complexity, strong intensity and concentration of flavour, is ready now, will keep for 5-7 years, and not improve with cellaring.

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