Weingut Willi Bründlmayer, Kamptal (Austria) Riesling Heiligenstein Alte Reben 2008

($50, Skurnik):  Heiligenstein, located in the village of Zöbinger, is one of Austria’s most acclaimed vineyards.  Bründlmayer is one Austria’s best producers.  Combine the two and throw in old vines (Alte Reben) and it’s no surprise about the extraordinary quality and distinctiveness of this wine.  Lovely delicate aromatics are followed by a slightly earthy quality.  A whiff of stone fruit amplifies its inherent minerality.  Citrus notes extend the finish and keep it focused.  It has a magical quality of intensity and persistence without heaviness. 95 Michael Apstein Aug 31, 2010