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Loibner Smaragd Traminer

9.126 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Traminer
Top Notes For
Ryan Mullins

Insane extract and depth. Nutty with orange marmalade and flowers. Length for light years. Consumed as I walked into #fairthewell under a perfect Santa Clara Sunday evening so that may have increased the joy radiating from this 500ml!

Insane extract and depth. Nutty with orange marmalade and flowers. Length for light years. Consumed as I walked into #fairthewell under a perfect Santa Clara Sunday evening so that may have increased the joy radiating from this 500ml!

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
BurgundyFan

Very good, perfect with shrimp and seppia....electric and sharp

Very good, perfect with shrimp and seppia....electric and sharp

Feb 19th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

1st time I've tried this, extremely aromatic, with Gewürz characters, but after that it goes in a different direction, the phenolic bitterness on this wine is so off putting, it has a metallic character to it that is hard to ignore. Possibly some food pairing, but not so pleasant.

1st time I've tried this, extremely aromatic, with Gewürz characters, but after that it goes in a different direction, the phenolic bitterness on this wine is so off putting, it has a metallic character to it that is hard to ignore. Possibly some food pairing, but not so pleasant.

Nov 24th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

Aromatically complex and compelling, subverting the usual grandmother's perfume/rose/lychee with a more herbal and earthy reflection of each. While not as much of a show stopper as the nose, the palate is layered with orange marmalade and dried citrus, mint and a touch of broth. Dry, and with a texture and finish that go on for dayz. Really, really interesting.

Aromatically complex and compelling, subverting the usual grandmother's perfume/rose/lychee with a more herbal and earthy reflection of each. While not as much of a show stopper as the nose, the palate is layered with orange marmalade and dried citrus, mint and a touch of broth. Dry, and with a texture and finish that go on for dayz. Really, really interesting.

Nov 19th, 2016
Alex Alvärëz

Dense and concentrated (stone fruit, radish, asparagus) but a disappointingly short finish. Still enjoyable in a hedonistic sort of way.

Dense and concentrated (stone fruit, radish, asparagus) but a disappointingly short finish. Still enjoyable in a hedonistic sort of way.

Aug 28th, 2014
David Metcalf

Dry, full bodied, powerful expression of Wachau Traminer. More in common with Alsace Gewürtz than the few Südtirol wines I've had. Excellent, even if just a bit hot.

Dry, full bodied, powerful expression of Wachau Traminer. More in common with Alsace Gewürtz than the few Südtirol wines I've had. Excellent, even if just a bit hot.

Apr 30th, 2016
Nick Bumstead

This was really fun. Great bottle. Deep yellow, almost orange. Dry. Lovely. Interesting.

This was really fun. Great bottle. Deep yellow, almost orange. Dry. Lovely. Interesting.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Aubrey Jo Schoneboom

Nose: cheese, golden straw yellow
Palate: high minerality, well integrated,

Nose: cheese, golden straw yellow
Palate: high minerality, well integrated,

Mar 2nd, 2018
Amy
8.7

Not my style but very nutty. Dried apricots, lychee. Picked Ripe but doesn’t drink overly sweet

Not my style but very nutty. Dried apricots, lychee. Picked Ripe but doesn’t drink overly sweet

Mar 1st, 2018
Howard Yang

Pale yellow color, meted nose of cream cheese, dried pineapple, lime juice, pomelo, and grapefruit, medium body with balanced acidity, medium body, with excellent balanced acidity, tastes of lemon, lime juice, and aged cheese, nice finish.

Pale yellow color, meted nose of cream cheese, dried pineapple, lime juice, pomelo, and grapefruit, medium body with balanced acidity, medium body, with excellent balanced acidity, tastes of lemon, lime juice, and aged cheese, nice finish.

Feb 20th, 2018