F.X. Pichler

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner

9.154 ratings
9.020 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
Lee Pitofsky

Stone fruits, steely minerality, white pepper, peach

Stone fruits, steely minerality, white pepper, peach

Feb 5th, 2017
Tim Marman

Phenomenal. Just a bit of RS and roundness. Super typical. Lentils for days.

Phenomenal. Just a bit of RS and roundness. Super typical. Lentils for days.

Aug 12th, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.8

Impressive!! I knew is gonna be good but not like that!! Sweet fresh fruit, smoky, ripe and generous taste, high acid and long finish.

Impressive!! I knew is gonna be good but not like that!! Sweet fresh fruit, smoky, ripe and generous taste, high acid and long finish.

Jun 29th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Green and ripe. Green lentil, English pea, ginger, and honey. Palate is rich showing off the legume and honey notes, along with orange marmalade, golden apple, and horseradish.

Green and ripe. Green lentil, English pea, ginger, and honey. Palate is rich showing off the legume and honey notes, along with orange marmalade, golden apple, and horseradish.

Mar 16th, 2016
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

8.8

Yes it's Smaragd, but really pushing the ripeness bar a bit too far here... Hides the fruit and mineral character. Glossy and viscous.

Yes it's Smaragd, but really pushing the ripeness bar a bit too far here... Hides the fruit and mineral character. Glossy and viscous.

Sep 4th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

2013 vintage. Classic Pichler style, offering super-ripe apricots, orange marmalade and marzipan flavors, with spicy minerality and just enough acidity to balance its richness. While concentrated, the alcohol still shines thru on the intense finish.

2013 vintage. Classic Pichler style, offering super-ripe apricots, orange marmalade and marzipan flavors, with spicy minerality and just enough acidity to balance its richness. While concentrated, the alcohol still shines thru on the intense finish.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Nick Apone

2012 vintage. Smaragd. Lemon oil, peaches, apricots, almonds, and lime. River rocks, lush texture with notes of creme brûlée med+ acidity ++finish. Great wine!

2012 vintage. Smaragd. Lemon oil, peaches, apricots, almonds, and lime. River rocks, lush texture with notes of creme brûlée med+ acidity ++finish. Great wine!

Feb 22nd, 2015
Parag Lalit

Way too young despite the 24 hour decant.

Way too young despite the 24 hour decant.

Nov 12th, 2014
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

Pre-tailgating wine, Go Gators!

Pre-tailgating wine, Go Gators!

Oct 11th, 2014
Steve Bachmann

Delicious. High minerality factor. Classic peppery grassy Gruner.

Delicious. High minerality factor. Classic peppery grassy Gruner.

Sep 22nd, 2014