2008 Riesling Loibner Steinertal Smaragd, F.X.Pichler

This has an enticingly smoky, peach nose, with some white flower and lime zest characters. On the palate, the structure provided by the minerality and citrus-acidity is immediately evident, providing a framework for juicy ripe peach and apricot fruit characters. There is an attractive touch of peppery spice on the finish. Delicious.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£77.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Ready 2010 - 2022
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Smaragd
2008 Riesling Loibner Steinertal Smaragd, F.X.Pichler

TASTING NOTES

Medium green-yellow color. Incredibly fragrant nose exudes nuances of mandarin orange, crisp vineyard peach and subtle lime blossom honey. Tautly strung acids give this riesling extraordinary delineation for such a full-bodied wine. Abundant wet slate and salty nuances are in perfect harmony with fruit notes of sweet ripe lime and mandarin orange. The vibrant, palate-staining finish of this racy riesling goes on and on, indicating superb aging potential.

Peter Moser, vinous.com (November 2009)
93/100
Weingut F.X. Pichler

Based in Austria’s most prestigious region, the Wachau, F.X. Pichler are one of the world’s foremost producers of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Franz Xaver (the eponymous F.X.) inherited the estate in 1971, and was instrumental in the rise to prominence of both his family’s winery and the Wachau. His son Lucas (the fifth generation) now makes the wine, but F.X. is still an active presence in the vineyards.

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