Franz Hirtzberger

Smaragd Honivogl Grüner Veltliner

9.4181 ratings
9.437 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Grüner Veltliner
Asian Cuisine, Chili & Hot Spicy, Blue Cheese, Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Honey, melons, floral, mineral, canned pears. Broad, a bit sweet, lower acidity.

Honey, melons, floral, mineral, canned pears. Broad, a bit sweet, lower acidity.

Mar 19th, 2018
Christian Baeppler

Franz Hirtzberger Gruener Veltliner 'Honivogl' Smaragd 2008 enjoyed from a Magum bottle. Beautiful honeyed nose with notes of beeswax and sweet lemon, touch of sweetness on the attack. Lovely poise and concentration.

Franz Hirtzberger Gruener Veltliner 'Honivogl' Smaragd 2008 enjoyed from a Magum bottle. Beautiful honeyed nose with notes of beeswax and sweet lemon, touch of sweetness on the attack. Lovely poise and concentration.

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2016
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.4

Holy schmangee! This is one rich beeeyotch!

Holy schmangee! This is one rich beeeyotch!

Jun 14th, 2017
Adam Nelson

Why is this wine rated so low. Amazing

Why is this wine rated so low. Amazing

Aug 14th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.2

Lovely is the exactly right word for this wine.

Lovely is the exactly right word for this wine.

Jul 4th, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.6

Was once again scolded by my spouse for only ever wanting white wine, no matter what we're having for dinner. Was vindicated by serving this wine with hanger steak and chimichurri, and it "worked". She swooned and deemed me heroic, so I declined to mention that I only picked it because we're out of Muscadet, which is what I was really in the mood for.

Was once again scolded by my spouse for only ever wanting white wine, no matter what we're having for dinner. Was vindicated by serving this wine with hanger steak and chimichurri, and it "worked". She swooned and deemed me heroic, so I declined to mention that I only picked it because we're out of Muscadet, which is what I was really in the mood for.

May 29th, 2016
Kirk Wallace

Revelatory. Complex and long. Typical white pepper but now with hammered gold.

Revelatory. Complex and long. Typical white pepper but now with hammered gold.

Mar 14th, 2016
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.0

Everything is beginning to knit together in this wine, although its power outweighs its grace at this stage.

Everything is beginning to knit together in this wine, although its power outweighs its grace at this stage.

Aug 14th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.2

Big, fat and rich in all the tastiest of ways. Even better the next day left open without the cork.

Big, fat and rich in all the tastiest of ways. Even better the next day left open without the cork.

Jul 18th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Big.

Big.

Apr 7th, 2015