2012 Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd

Pichler; F X

94Average Score
White
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£63.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Critic Notes

The Pichlers’ 2012 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Kellerberg boasts a luscious pear and apple fruit fundament backed by a lush, glycerol-rich texture, with complementary overtones of honeysuckle and lily of the valley perfume. Yet for all of the richness my aforementioned description implies, this also boasts a remarkable sense of primary juiciness as well as lift, leading to a finish of refined, polished, succulent length, stimulatingly suffused with crushed stone and pungent Szechuan pepper. As another demonstration of how important is the character of an individual vineyard in ways that can’t be captured analytically, this wine is well over 14% in alcohol despite its buoyancy, whereas the corresponding Liebenberg at 13.5% reminds you of its alcohol and lacks levity. “One factor,” observes Lucas Pichler “is that Kellerberg is in the shadow after mid-afternoon while Liebenberg gets sun well into the evening.” Plan to follow this Kellerberg through at least 2025. Apr 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100David Schildknecht
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Country
Austria
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Colour
White
Taste
Medium
Alcohol %
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Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
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Drinking Window
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