F.X. Pichler

Unendlich Wachau Smaragd Riesling

9.575 ratings
9.417 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005 / light honey, peach, good acidity, awesome balance

Vintage 2005 / light honey, peach, good acidity, awesome balance

Mar 12th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

2016 vintage. Apricots, peaches, honey yet still dry. Way too early to judge this wine, heady, with 14 degrees the wine has a lot of weight.

2016 vintage. Apricots, peaches, honey yet still dry. Way too early to judge this wine, heady, with 14 degrees the wine has a lot of weight.

May 27th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

Pichler’s 2006 Riesling Smaragd Unendlich (the name translates to ‘unending’) is one of the most remarkable wines – white or red – I have tasted in a long time. The product of a year with a warm summer and August rains, the 2006 remains fresh, vibrant and wonderfully nuanced, its textural opulence and 15% alcohol notwithstanding. Apricot, tangerine, yellow flowers and smoke elongate the mid-palate and finish effortlessly in a Riesling that is both unctuous and incredibly vibrant, with a stunning interplay of depth from the presence of a portion of slightly dried grapes and the natural drive of Riesling in the Loibenberg, where this fruit was sourced in its entirety. Time in the glass brings out some of the natural evolution one expects to see in a wine of this age, and yet the 2006 remains fresh, light on its feet and wonderfully detailed....superb!

Pichler’s 2006 Riesling Smaragd Unendlich (the name translates to ‘unending’) is one of the most remarkable wines – white or red – I have tasted in a long time. The product of a year with a warm summer and August rains, the 2006 remains fresh, vibrant and wonderfully nuanced, its textural opulence and 15% alcohol notwithstanding. Apricot, tangerine, yellow flowers and smoke elongate the mid-palate and finish effortlessly in a Riesling that is both unctuous and incredibly vibrant, with a stunning interplay of depth from the presence of a portion of slightly dried grapes and the natural drive of Riesling in the Loibenberg, where this fruit was sourced in its entirety. Time in the glass brings out some of the natural evolution one expects to see in a wine of this age, and yet the 2006 remains fresh, light on its feet and wonderfully detailed....superb!

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2019
Felix Neubauer

Felix had this 5 years ago

Felix had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2015
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

8.8

Great wine with a impressive power! Alcohol is high and you feel it

Great wine with a impressive power! Alcohol is high and you feel it

Oct 28th, 2016
Giampaolo Venica

Partner/Winemaker Venica & Venica

9.3

Never enough

Never enough

Aug 14th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.4

A real powerhouse with a lot of everything but never appeals as to big & bold. Really good.

A real powerhouse with a lot of everything but never appeals as to big & bold. Really good.

May 27th, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.7

Fuori concorso!! Just unforgettable!!!

Fuori concorso!! Just unforgettable!!!

Nov 6th, 2015
megan krigbaum

Senior Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.5

2008 -- ripe golden pineapple, luscious

2008 -- ripe golden pineapple, luscious

May 1st, 2015
Graham Tatomer

Owner/Winemaker Tatomer Wines

9.2

Blind, I thought this was a bit older. Still tasted like home. Dried fruits, lush minerality, powerful yet elegant.

Blind, I thought this was a bit older. Still tasted like home. Dried fruits, lush minerality, powerful yet elegant.

Apr 30th, 2015