Weissenkirchen, Wachau

Prager

Klaus Smaragd Riesling 2015

Gaining complexity over time with some nice savory spices along with light pit fruit, some dry slate and a moderate finish. Lacks a little tension but a nice fat and sassy wine. — 15 days ago

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2021

The unlikely winner of our lunch wine shootout by sheer virtue of being properly stored. I say “unlikely” because in my experience Gruner tends to be the lesser grape when presented with Rieslings. Plus, a youthful Smaragd typically isn’t up my alley - they’re usually too rich and oily for effortless drinking. Although admittedly so here, the Knoll still trumped the Rieslings for being fresher. I’d take exotic fruits, candied ginger, less acidity and oily texture any day over heavy petrol notes. But don’t get me wrong. The Knoll was still an excellent wine. It wasn’t just a case of “losers can’t be choosers”. It was layered and had plenty to offer over lunch. Air brought about some interesting lemongrass and kafir lime notes, as well as a stony minerality. In the end, I was grateful for its presence, shedding some light to an otherwise woeful wine showing. — 2 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I agree about Gruner. Not one of my faves. Disappointing about the tainted Rieslings 😢

Franz Hirtzberger

Singerriedel Smaragd Riesling 2005

Needs 5 more years — 2 months ago

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Nikolaihof

Im Weingebirge Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2017

Really excellent. Restrained and tense. 12%. Minerals, some citrus and white fruit, some smokiness. Wonderful cut. — a month ago

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Pichler-Krutzler

Klostersatz Grüner Veltliner 2021

Brandon:
* Overall: “Nice, but not my favorite”
* On the nose - rubber band
* Acidity - very low, flabby
* Body - medium, slight carbonation?
* Sweetness - Slight
* Taste - Pineapple

Cody:
* Overall: “I really like this”
* On the Nose - honey, maybe a little floral but delicate, maybe a little vanilla
* Acidity - medium
* Body - round
* Sweetness - little bit; off dry
* Taste - minerality, white fruit; lychee and peach
— a month ago

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Weingut Rudi Pichler

Federspiel Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2021

Gruner went a treat with tasting menu complimenting all the different flavours
Bather’s Pavilion
— 2 months ago

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Kreutles Smaragd Grüner Veltliner

Winkel verbouwen, duurde lang maar de wijn was lekker 9/10 — 23 days ago

Veyder-Malberg

Wachauer Liebedich Grüner Veltliner

Avond 2 Lech top top top GV heel erg goed en fris fruitig mooi — a month ago

F.X. Pichler

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Riesling 2020

Stunningly elegant and pristine
Delicate and intense at the same time
Very long and in balance
Long life ahead
— 2 months ago

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Nikolaihof

Hefeabzug Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2020

Casey Curbow
8.9

On the way more herbaceous and white pepper side. Fruit hard to find. Compelling wine for food pairing — 3 months ago