Domäne Wachau

Johann Donabaum

Limitierte Edition Smaragd Riesling 2018

Vintage 2018 | Grand grüner veltliner, minerality, freshness. I find this a difficult grape. But my goodness what a joy if you taste a ‘Grand’ grüner veltliner. A bit, a little bit, sweetness, awesome balance. I have got no GV in the cellar, but must reconsider this.. for sure | paired with red mullet | at Monarh — 2 days ago

Sander, Paul and 9 others liked this

Franz Hirtzberger

Hochrain Smaragd Riesling 2001

If you could guess this white wine was 20yo i would be highly impressed
Colour is still pale to gold
On the light spectrum of the SMARAGD(😉) category, being only 13% in alcohol
It has a ripe pear, nectarine
Then moves to hints of marzipan and hay
But what it stands out is the mineral
Chalk and wet stones are extremely pronounced on the nose and on the palate
It drinks still extremely young and i am sure it will flesh out in the future i reckon
Long and too easy to go down
I had another bottle of this wine perhaps 5 or 6 years ago and i think this looked younger and with more potential than that, but i will go and cross check what i am saying now.
Few things i figure out from tonight bottle:
Firstly Hirtzberger IS my favourite producer in Wachau, then that Spitzer is surely a fresher subclimate than, for example, Dursteiner and lastly that light Smaragd and Federspiel are more my cup of tea rather than huge 14-15% smaragd(and in saying that i dont deny the bigger potential of the latter, i just enjoy more the former). Ok, i got it down for future reference so that i can't forget.
— 22 days ago

Daniel P., Mike and 6 others liked this

Franz Hirtzberger

Rotes Tor Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2009

Fleshy, full flavour, big shoulders
Still pale
2009 is a big vintage
White plum, crunchy apple, nectarine, pineapple and litchee
White pepper, ginger, hay, coriander, almondy and toasty
Long, long and long
— 20 days ago

Matt, Ira and 11 others liked this

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2002

Quite amber in the glass. Probably better a couple years ago but still a very fun wine. Real weight and palate intensity. Mouth coating. Acid has fallen off slightly, but still a nice long finish. — 9 hours ago

Andrew, Lyle and 3 others liked this

F.X. Pichler

Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2012

Herbs, apricot and pear. Thick and ripe. Slightly out of balance. Just a hint of white pepper. — 7 days ago

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Peter, Sharon and 8 others liked this

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Riesling 2009

A little more developed that i expected
Drinking very well though
Loibenberg with Knoll is muscular a bit like a Rotes Tor is with Hirtzberger
It went down superbly in the first day of spring under the sun downunder..still locked, but enjoying the sun.😎😎
— 19 days ago

Severn, Bob and 15 others liked this
Travis W

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Love that label!


Klaus Smaragd Riesling 2015

Pretty good though has filled out quite a bit since my last bottle. lots of terpenes and musk flavors. — 6 hours ago

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Hefeabzug Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2018

Such a classic & so full of grunerosity: canned green beans, butter lettuce and loads of lime on the nose. On the palate, more of the same, plus some underripe tropical fruit and a pleasant hint of citrus pith. It’s the texture that gets me on this wine—almost inappropriately supple. Opened last night but think it’s drinking even better on day 2.
— 12 days ago

Severn, Ericsson and 9 others liked this

Domäne Wachau

Handlese Smaragd Riesling 2020

Oh wow!! I guess it will be hard to find a GV with a better PQR than this one.. full bodied. Wish we bought more to take with us. — a month ago

Jan, Edo and 4 others liked this
Berry Marinussen

Berry Marinussen

Ik zal volgende week zoeken in Oostenrijk 😀


@Berry Marinussen zeker doen voor tussen de 9 en 11 euro een geweldig glas.


Wachau Neuburger 2018

Pretty fleshy and robust but drinks like a mountainous northern Italian or something. Some green, some pumpkin seed and fig and like yellow tropical fruits. Really good and a wee spicy — 11 hours ago