Alzinger - Riesling Smaragd Trocken Wachau Loibner Loibenberg 2012 (750ml)


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Producer Alzinger
Country Austria
Region Wachau
Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2012
Sku 4022
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 95 Points

Luscious apple and white peach are allied to pumpkin and winter squash in an Alzinger 2012 Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg which is fuller more satiny in texture and more obviously extract-rich (indeed almost sweetly so) than the wines that preceded it in this collection This tends toward tropical richness in its evocation of grapefruit and mango yet at the same time lets loose a showering cascade of crystalline mineral notes that go on to shimmer lastingly through an infectiously juicy fruit matrix along with saliva-inducing salinity savory nut oils and pumpkin seed. This extraordinary Riesling will I suspect continue turning heads through at least 2020.

Vinous: 91 Points

(Leo Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg) Intense muskmelon peach and apricot aromas are complemented by orange zest. Sumptuous but tautly structured and rather powerful in body with good extract sweetness and subdued acidity adding pleasant zing. The long finish features notes of grapefruit and salty minerals.

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