2013 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Dürnsteiner Liebenberg, F. X. Pichler

Critic score
92/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£36.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£217.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Austria
  • Grape
    Grüner Veltliner
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2013 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Dürnsteiner Liebenberg, F. X. Pichler

TASTING NOTES

Predictably for this site prone to berry-shriveling, there is an intensely high-toned, esterous nose suggesting Mirabelle distillate and almond extract. The counterpart to those aromas is a glossy and voluminous mid-palate impression (although by no means from excessively high alcohol) that hints at sweetness despite its analytical dryness. Hint of crushed stone along with dark berry bittersweetness lend a somewhat somber aspect to an otherwise impressively persistent and expansive finish, albeit one lacking the lift, charm and refreshment of the corresponding Loibenberg.

David Schildknecht, vinous.com (November 2015)
92/100

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