White Wine /// Gruner Veltliner // Smaragd / Austria
This is an absolutely stellar offering from Wachau, one of the stalwart producers of Austria. A single site wine, this is the very zenith of Gruner & Riesling. A litany of ecstatic reviews have come out, with Wine Enthusiast particularly losing their shit awarding 98 Points for both the Riesling and Gruner.
Wines will age gracefully for the next 30 years. STSWine
A gentle hint of ripe tangerine peel immediately hits the nose. With more air, this unfolds to include notions of ripe blood orange and Mandarin, too. The palate comes in with steely concentration that speaks as much of absolute freshness as of glorious ripeness. The flavors are pristine, contoured by immense raciness. There is something steely and stony at the very core that radiates utter freshness. Drink by 2050. 98 POINTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST