F.X. Pichler

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner

9.135 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Grüner Veltliner
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Chris Stone

Insanely delicious juice.

Insanely delicious juice.

Jun 21st, 2014
Brito

Damasco seco marcante. Adoramos.

Damasco seco marcante. Adoramos.

Aug 19th, 2018
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Firstly, let me state that I preferred the happy-face-sliding-scale over this current, definitive 6.1-10 point scale here in delectable, so I will hold out on ratings with the hope that the old scale returns.
This is a great Gruner, btw. But very intense, deeply golden and serious. This isn't your father's light, grassy Gruner. It's bold and complex. 😉

Firstly, let me state that I preferred the happy-face-sliding-scale over this current, definitive 6.1-10 point scale here in delectable, so I will hold out on ratings with the hope that the old scale returns.
This is a great Gruner, btw. But very intense, deeply golden and serious. This isn't your father's light, grassy Gruner. It's bold and complex. 😉

Nov 17th, 2014
Felix Neubauer

*2013

Dec 14th, 2015