Oddbins Bloggers Case; for our second Bloggers Case, my eye was caught by this Huber Riesling, also from Austria. I have been a fan of Markus Huber's wines for many years now - he is based in Traisental just outside Austria's prestigious Wachau region and produces great wines comparable to that region's but without the price tag.
To put it at its most basic, a Huber for around tenner is an absolute bargain.
Sandy yellow in the glass, on the nose there is heather and some white flowers.
On the palate, there is ripe citrus with tropical fruit and mouthfilling acidity, good minerality with some zesty lime and thick-skinned toasty, yeasty complexity developing.
With a really good acidic structure it has a thoughtful, crystal-clear beauty and a long, savoury, persistent finish.
This is a really lovely wine and great value - it typifies what great Austrian Riesling should be like.
Match with almost anything, but especially hearty autumnal food, meaty fish and roast white meats from pork to turkey.
The Second Oddbins Bloggers Case is available here and features more great wines selected by the six of us.
The Oddbins Bloggers Case
Huber at London International Wine Fair
Huber at Annual Tasting of Austrian Wines