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2012 - F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd

Austria, White

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Wine Details
F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd 2012 Wachau
Vintage:
2012
Type:
White
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
Loose/OC
Drinking Window:
2014 - 2025
Appellation:
Wachau
Region:
Austria
Score:
94 WA
Reviewed by David Schildknecht, Issue Date 30th Apr 2014, Source 212, The Wine Advocate

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.