My pleasant experience with the 2004 Hiedler Heiligenstein the other day prompted me to check out another riesling from the same vintage.
This wine is a darker gold/bronze than the Hiedler was; nice petrol accents on the nose, although if you dislike that scent in riesling, maybe too much of a good thing here. Baked apple as well.
Vibrant acidity on the palate; while the color of the wine looked slightly advanced, it tastes younger than it looks. Minerally as well, with a tart finish - this is not as good as the Hiedler (not overly surprising in that regard, as I consider Hiedler a better producer and Heiligenstein to be a superior site).
One thing that did surprise me was to see both Smaragd and Trocken on the label - Bauerl is a Wachau based winery, so it’s not exactly clear to me what the Trocken signifies?