2012 Riesling Loibner Steinertal Smaragd, F.X.Pichler

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£35.00
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£210.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Austria
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2022
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Classification
    Smaragd
2012 Riesling Loibner Steinertal Smaragd, F.X.Pichler

TASTING NOTES

Pichlers’ 2012 Riesling Smaragd Steinertal suggests chili as well as Szechuan pepper bite and pungency, allied to rhubarb-like tartness and mouthwatering savor, all enrobed in lusciously ripe, white peach and apple on a plush palate. “This site has an effect a lot like Schutt,” explains Lucas Pichler, “because the eroded stone that form its basis followed the creases and crevices in the hillside that are precisely what conduct cool air down from the woods above the vineyards.” Wafting hints of chamomile and suffusion of crushed stone add to the interest and allure of this refined, long-finishing Riesling that should prove worth following through at least 2022.

David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate (April 2014)
93/100

Cool mango, passion fruit and vineyard peach aromas are laced with flint. Immensely juicy but by no means lacking in finesse, as abundant minerality flows like a mountain stream. Crisp pineapple and mango flavors linger with wet rocks on the long, complex finish. Excellent potential.

Joel B. Payne, vinous.com (December 2013)
91/100