2015 Riesling Singerriedel Smaragd Hirtzberger



A surprise ninth place in James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of 2016 and a perfect 100 point score that puts it alongside names such as Opus One, Dominus and Krug in this list. This family winery is based in the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The steep stone terraces of the Singerriedel vineyard, one of Wachau’s finest, rise up behind the winery and this site is known for its minerality. Wine Advocate praises its “endless finish”, while James Suckling calls it “thrilling”.
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£51.00

Average critic rating : 97.0 points

100

100

An aromatic masterpiece with fine lemon and lime pith, grapefruit and more ripe white nectarines and peaches. This has a lot of sweet aromatics. It's salty and smooth, elegant, precise and shows a deeply rich palate with great balance and power. It's long and super concentrated, and acidity has the final say. Perfect ripeness. Thrilling to drink now, but wait for 5+ years for this to reach perfection. Oct 2016, www.jamessuckling.com

94

94

Great finesse and purity on the nose, herbal flavors, crushed (gneiss) stones and ripe white fruits and a great precision – that's how the 2015 Riesling Smaragd Spitzer Singerriedel starts on the nose. Highly elegant and round on the palate, this is a Riesling of great elegance and tension, super complex, intense and mineral, with great elegance and an endless finish. A great Riesling knocking on Unendlich's door. Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2016-2035

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