2013 Riesling Kellerberg Smaragd

Pichler; F X

95Average Score
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From the estate's parade vineyard, the 2013 Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Kellerberg displays a very rich and intense aroma of super-ripe and concentrated Riesling berries. Rich and powerful, but also precise, impressively concentrated and piquant on the palate, this well-balanced and highly elegant Riesling with its lemon and orange aftertaste is another signature wine of both the Wachau and the 2013 vintage. It's aging potential should be terrific. A serious, tension-filled Riesling of great expression, which I highly recommend.||Although I asked just for single-vineyard Smaragd wines for the tasting I did not want to finish it without the two FX cult/icon wines Riesling Unendlich and Grüner Veltliner M, both available in the U.S. M is the first letter of 'Monumental' and that's what describes the character of this Veltliner at best when you have just one word to use. It is the most powerful Veltliner Lucas Pichler produces (though it was even more powerful a decade ago when his father Franz Xaver was still responsible for the wines). The wine is produced from the ripest (and partly overripe) grapes from the oldest vines in the top crus Loibenberg, Kellerberg and Liebenberg. The same can be said about the Unendlich Riesling, which is also handpicked extremely late between mid and end of November. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

Score: 95-/100Stephan Reinhardt
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