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Ried Loibenberg Loibner Smaragd Grüner Veltliner

9.223 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Loiben, Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Grüner Veltliner
Top Notes For
Matt

Beautiful golden hue. Bruised apples, yellow plums, quince, preserved lemon, saffron, waxy, wet rocks, phenolic, white pepper, button mushrooms, leaves, kiss of honey. Can taste the vintage. Taut, not as giving, less ripe and not firing on all cylinders just yet. Not as rich and unctuous as some Smaragd bottlings can be but behaved very well at the table with gnocchi, dill, lemon, and seared salmon.

Beautiful golden hue. Bruised apples, yellow plums, quince, preserved lemon, saffron, waxy, wet rocks, phenolic, white pepper, button mushrooms, leaves, kiss of honey. Can taste the vintage. Taut, not as giving, less ripe and not firing on all cylinders just yet. Not as rich and unctuous as some Smaragd bottlings can be but behaved very well at the table with gnocchi, dill, lemon, and seared salmon.

Jul 13th, 2016
Nick Davis

Classic! Warm botrytis, savory envelope.

Classic! Warm botrytis, savory envelope.

Mar 6th, 2016
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.5

Textbook - sang us songs on day 3

Textbook - sang us songs on day 3

Jan 27th, 2016
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.7

Dense and tightly coiled structure. Fragmented and unbalanced at this stage. Profoundly rich notes of buttered corn on the cob, husk, vanilla, baking spices cut by boozy finish. I wouldn't touch this again for a very long time.

Dense and tightly coiled structure. Fragmented and unbalanced at this stage. Profoundly rich notes of buttered corn on the cob, husk, vanilla, baking spices cut by boozy finish. I wouldn't touch this again for a very long time.

Dec 27th, 2015
Nate Rose

Wine Director Specs

9.2

2014 Smaragd horizontal.Acid for DAYS

2014 Smaragd horizontal.Acid for DAYS

Dec 17th, 2015
Nate Rose

Wine Director Specs

9.1

Gruner

Gruner

Dec 9th, 2015
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.4

2000 GV Loibenberg was wonderful!! 1999 R Shutt in a lightly oxidative status..

2000 GV Loibenberg was wonderful!! 1999 R Shutt in a lightly oxidative status..

Nov 6th, 2015
David Metcalf

Like a high acid, yellow plum sauce heavily seasoned with white & szechuan peppercorns, and green anise. Curious petrol note on the finish that hinted at Riesling. Long life ahead.

Like a high acid, yellow plum sauce heavily seasoned with white & szechuan peppercorns, and green anise. Curious petrol note on the finish that hinted at Riesling. Long life ahead.

Nov 18th, 2017
John Van Trijp

Magnum

Magnum

Mar 28th, 2019
Willem Booij

Perfect nose, in the mouth very premature but promising. But a killer nose

Perfect nose, in the mouth very premature but promising. But a killer nose

Jan 7th, 2017