Posted on May 18th, 2009
So, you could say I’m a bit of a fan of GrüVee and Laurenz V wines in particular.
So, when I heard about a new wine in the family, I knew I had to try it. Quicker than I could say Arnold Schwarzenegger, TXB wines had sent me over a sample of their new Silver Bullet Grüner Veltliner 2008.
Silver Bullet in a 500ml bottle
The Silver Bullet Grüner Veltliner comes in a novel 500ml bottle, which you don’t see all that often. The 500ml seems a format well suited to lunch for two – not too much, but enough to get a glass and a bit.
The 500ml format is also wine list friendly. Where diners still want a decent wine, but may not want to drink or spend a lot, this could be the perfect candidate. It’s worth noting that Grüner Veltliner is fast becoming a revered food wine.
How did it go down?
- On the nose: White pepper and floral (they’ve got it spot on with the label on the back)
- In the gob: Starts with a delicious zesty intense acidity which then develops into a lovely creamy smooth texture with a long lingering finish
Final price & availability
I’m not sure what the final retail price will be, nor where you’ll be able to get it, but I’ll be keeping my eyes open, it’s delicious