Rudi Pichler

Wösendorfer Kirchweg Smaragd Riesling

9.228 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Riesling
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

Fresh, tensile and loaded with filigree structure, this is one sharp and linear dry Riesling. The cooler vintage is apparent, but I still get some peach, honey, and then the citrus parade starts with lime, lemon and pink grapefruit. An underlying saline and smoky mineral note completes the terroir expression. Complex. Gorgeous. Oddly enough this would pair exceptionally with some ice cold raw oysters with just a spritz of lemon juice.
#rudipichler #kirchweg #smaragd #riesling #austria #wosendorf

Fresh, tensile and loaded with filigree structure, this is one sharp and linear dry Riesling. The cooler vintage is apparent, but I still get some peach, honey, and then the citrus parade starts with lime, lemon and pink grapefruit. An underlying saline and smoky mineral note completes the terroir expression. Complex. Gorgeous. Oddly enough this would pair exceptionally with some ice cold raw oysters with just a spritz of lemon juice.
#rudipichler #kirchweg #smaragd #riesling #austria #wosendorf

Jan 29th, 2017
Charles Schneider

Cool wine. Gewurtztraminer-ish from Austria. Blousy with linear acidity. Precise finish.

Cool wine. Gewurtztraminer-ish from Austria. Blousy with linear acidity. Precise finish.

Jan 5th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Powerful 🇦🇹 Riesling 💪 that is dry as a bone, intense flavor and aromas of stone, 🍏, 🍐, with white blossoms and tangerine. Insane length and depth. #riesling #rudipichler

Powerful 🇦🇹 Riesling 💪 that is dry as a bone, intense flavor and aromas of stone, 🍏, 🍐, with white blossoms and tangerine. Insane length and depth. #riesling #rudipichler

Sep 18th, 2015
Chris Walter

Wine Director Heritage Food and Wine

9.3

Zingy and alive, much softer than expected

Zingy and alive, much softer than expected

Aug 19th, 2015
Zachary Sussman

Wine writer PUNCH

9.2

Still so primary but fleshing out a bit. Glad I have another.

Still so primary but fleshing out a bit. Glad I have another.

Dec 15th, 2014
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

9.5

Post DC tasting. Kirchweg is smoking tonight.

Post DC tasting. Kirchweg is smoking tonight.

Sep 9th, 2014
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

9.8

A lesson in texture.

A lesson in texture.

Jun 14th, 2014
Ben Bradford

Acid sticks out

Acid sticks out

Jul 3rd, 2019
Chris Mitchell

Stunning white from possibly one of the best Riesling appellations and producers in the world

Stunning white from possibly one of the best Riesling appellations and producers in the world

May 19th, 2017
Matt Perlman

Apricot on the nose. White peach and white flowers, effervescence on the front palate, smokey/flinty finish. I appreciate it but wouldn't rush to revisit.

Apricot on the nose. White peach and white flowers, effervescence on the front palate, smokey/flinty finish. I appreciate it but wouldn't rush to revisit.

Apr 24th, 2015