Pichler/Rudi Riesling Wachau Smaragd Hochrain 2015

Riesling from Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
WA 92
V 92
13.0% ABV
Item # 328161

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92 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Wösendorfer Hochrain displays a smoky and stony bouquet. On the palate, this is a just-ripe and tightly woven Riesling with power, salt and tension. Very stimulating its grip. Drink: 2020-2030. (Jun 2016)"

92 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "A gorgeous nose offers ripe pear garlanded in diverse, bittersweetly perfumed flowers and tinged with bracingly mineral ocean breeze. A vintage-typical suggestion of honeydew melon emerges on the polished, expansive palate, balanced by soothing and cooling green herbal essences. And as with the corresponding Grüner Veltliner, deep, loess-dominated soil here probably contributes to an unusually juicy and animated performance for the vintage. A long finish mouthwateringly and intriguingly reprises the alkaline, saline maritime themes that were introduced in the nose, with hints of crushed stone and lime zest enhancing the sense of invigoration." (Feb 2017)

Importer notes: "Light golden yellow with aromas of dried apricots, beeswax, Meyer lemon and hints of spice. On the palate, the wine has dense mineral texture, fine fruit flavors, and good acidity, all contributing to a long and savory finish. Food Pairing: Pair with drunken chicken, honey-soy roasted pork, or Gruyere soufflé."
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92 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Wösendorfer Hochrain displays a smoky and stony bouquet. On the palate, this is a just-ripe and tightly woven Riesling with power, salt and tension. Very stimulating its grip. Drink: 2020-2030. (Jun 2016)"

92 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): "A gorgeous nose offers ripe pear garlanded in diverse, bittersweetly perfumed flowers and tinged with bracingly mineral ocean breeze. A vintage-typical suggestion of honeydew melon emerges on the polished, expansive palate, balanced by soothing and cooling green herbal essences. And as with the corresponding Grüner Veltliner, deep, loess-dominated soil here probably contributes to an unusually juicy and animated performance for the vintage. A long finish mouthwateringly and intriguingly reprises the alkaline, saline maritime themes that were introduced in the nose, with hints of crushed stone and lime zest enhancing the sense of invigoration." (Feb 2017)

Importer notes: "Light golden yellow with aromas of dried apricots, beeswax, Meyer lemon and hints of spice. On the palate, the wine has dense mineral texture, fine fruit flavors, and good acidity, all contributing to a long and savory finish. Food Pairing: Pair with drunken chicken, honey-soy roasted pork, or Gruyere soufflé."
Product SKU 328161
Producer Pichler/Rudi
Country Austria
Region Niederösterreich
SubRegion Wachau
Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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