Franz Hirtzberger

Singerriedel Smaragd Riesling

9.4154 ratings
9.475 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Beautiful golden bright colour
Intense nose
Pear, citron
Floral, Scotch broom, jasmine too and camomile
Violet and wisteria
Honey and hay
Blonde tobacco, white choc
Macadamia, nutmeg, ginger, little pistachio as well, turmeric
The palate is pristine
Full, but easy
Heaps of mineral in the aftertaste
Extremely long
Definitely my favourite Wachau vineyard and producer
❤️❤️❤️❤️
Still ten to fifteen years ahead

Beautiful golden bright colour
Intense nose
Pear, citron
Floral, Scotch broom, jasmine too and camomile
Violet and wisteria
Honey and hay
Blonde tobacco, white choc
Macadamia, nutmeg, ginger, little pistachio as well, turmeric
The palate is pristine
Full, but easy
Heaps of mineral in the aftertaste
Extremely long
Definitely my favourite Wachau vineyard and producer
❤️❤️❤️❤️
Still ten to fifteen years ahead

Nov 6th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Proof that 2003s can be great

Proof that 2003s can be great

Aug 12th, 2018
William Hughes

Nuanced and sexy! Slightly oxidated and notes of pineapple, citrus oil, and rocks.

Nuanced and sexy! Slightly oxidated and notes of pineapple, citrus oil, and rocks.

Jul 5th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Lots of power and intensity, very pure, could develop a while

Lots of power and intensity, very pure, could develop a while

Jun 25th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Large scaled but balanced. Better now compared to on release; has fleshed out with hints of dried peach, but underlying acidity is enough for balance. Not a keeper, though.

Large scaled but balanced. Better now compared to on release; has fleshed out with hints of dried peach, but underlying acidity is enough for balance. Not a keeper, though.

Mar 5th, 2017
Brent Clayton

Wow! Rich, intense big pineapple, slate & mineral.

Wow! Rich, intense big pineapple, slate & mineral.

Jan 1st, 2017
William Hughes

Tasted from Magnum. Intoxicating nose and on the palate, too! Floral orchard fruits, sweet spices, and minerals galore. Powerful and rich and precise!

Tasted from Magnum. Intoxicating nose and on the palate, too! Floral orchard fruits, sweet spices, and minerals galore. Powerful and rich and precise!

Oct 4th, 2016
Ceccherini Cristiano

Had it January 2009.
Apple and citrusy plus millions of shades of minerality.
Freshness that cleanse everything also the Ermitage we drank before😜. Very fleshy, but vertical.
Still 15-20 years of life...or maybe more.

Had it January 2009.
Apple and citrusy plus millions of shades of minerality.
Freshness that cleanse everything also the Ermitage we drank before😜. Very fleshy, but vertical.
Still 15-20 years of life...or maybe more.

Sep 17th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.9

A bit of a downer. Seriously swamped by botrytis. Sigh. Still, layered, textured & loaded with flavor.

A bit of a downer. Seriously swamped by botrytis. Sigh. Still, layered, textured & loaded with flavor.

Jan 30th, 2016
Marty Winters

The pinnacle

The pinnacle

Oct 18th, 2015