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2012 - F.X. Pichler Loibner Berg Gruner Veltliner Smaragd
- Drinking Window:
- 92ST; 91RP
Pear, cantaloupe and winter squash created sweet earthy suggestions in the nose and on the plush palate of Pichlers’ 2012 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibenberg, to which a dash of white pepper adds sizzling and unexpected counterpoint in a long, energetic finish. Here is a wine at once soothing and stimulating, its luscious fruit and incisive cut mutually complementary. “In cool years,” notes Lucas Pichler, “the Loibenberg is going to be ahead by a nose, while in warm years it will be Steinertal.” I would plan on following this through 2020.