Abbot father Bertrand Baumann used to be responsible for the winery between 1958 and 1980 and played a major part in the development of the winery. In his days he belonged to the leading winemakers of Austria.
In his days he belonged to the leading winemakers of Austria. The wines from the library are still documenting this period. This cuvée of Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Zweigelt is dedicated to the memory of his achievements.
AWARDS & TASTING NOTES
PARKER: Rating 88-89
From cask, the Gobelsburg 2012 Cuvee Bertrand of St. Laurent and Pinot Noir displays black tea, iris root and licorice accents to juicy cherry fruit. Mouth-filling and persistent though it is, it also delivers a bit of tannic rusticity in the finish. But let’s see how it fares from bottle before anticipating longer-term developments.
FALSTAFF: 89 Points
Cask sample: An animal edge at the beginning, but with air, the wine quickly opens and is very harmonious. Rich with fruit sweetness. On the palate, the vast proportion of Pinot presents a fine and smooth oily expression and ripe raspberry tone. Dense and lengthy.
PARKER: Rating 87
Cherry and plum with considerable pit bitterness mark the Gobelsburg 2011 Cuvee Bertrand of St. Laurent and Pinot Noir, whose juicy persistence is allied to rustic, slightly gum-numbing tannins underlain by stone. This won’t ever become genuinely winsome, but its chewiness lends a certain invigoration to a bracing finish and if the tannins don’t become more gum-numbing sooner, then several years of usefulness lie in store.
VINARIA Wineguide 2002/03: 1 Star