Alzinger - Riesling Hohereck Smaragd 2012 (750ml)


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Producer Alzinger
Country Austria
Region Wachau
Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2012
Sku 4017
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

The Alzinger 2012 Riesling Smaragd Hohereck leads with ester-rich high-toned pit fruit distillates almond extract heliotrope wisteria and piquant peach kernel. Full and glossy its luscious white peach and apple are nonetheless transparent to shimmering interactive evocations of stone ore and crystalline mineral matter as well as to green herbal essences and scintillating inner-mouth perfume of diverse flowers. Soothing yet stimulating (above all of saliva) this beauty finishes with terrific persistence. I?m struck in transcribing my tasting note by how much this has in common with its admittedly more buoyant and vivacious 2010 counterpart considering how different they are analytically: a measure of sheer site influence if you will.

Vinous: 90 Points

Appealing nose displays seductive peach with lemon zest and anise. Stone fruits follow on the juicy palate along with mineral and exotic spice notes. A rich complex wine with a nonetheless refreshing structure. Not the delicate riesling of cooler vintages but the finish does invite one back for more.

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