Kamptal "Reserve" Magnum
One of Austria’s great vineyards, “Lamm” is a particularly warm, amphitheatre-shaped vineyard that grows Grüner that reminds us of Grand Cru White Burgundy. Fruit forward (stone fruits, melons, slightly tropical, heirloom apples), green tea, peppery spice, tarragon…great richness. Take a bottle of this to Morimoto…Dan did!”
Terry Theise reports: “The Chambertin of the Kamptal does not disappoint in 2013. It’s every possible thing to cherish about Grüner: brilliance and intensity, taut yet endlessly juicy, “sweet” yet steely, like taking a huge cable and stretching it to the moon.
"Lamm as a rule is buckwheat-y, rusky, savory but not thick, like a vegetable-veal stock with barley, yet oddly also like lamb itself. (“Lamm” doesn’t mean lamb, but is rather a dialect word for “loam.”) It is a great wine though virtually without fruit per se. Its poise of gloss and power, intensity and outline, mass and transparency are emblems of the paradox without which no wine is truly great. ”