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Weingut Alzinger is located on a magnificent stretch of the Danube 65km west of Vienna, on a majestic bend where the great river sweeps past Unterloiben in the region of Wachau. This is surely one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world, so stunningly beautiful that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which as the Alzinger website proudly proclaims, makes it “coequal to the pyramids of Giza, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China “. This is a very special...
- 94 Points -
Super ripe yet delicate with some yeasty aromas that will integrate with time. This is rich and powerful, but has plenty of freshness, the finish sleek and super-mineral. Great aging potential.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Medium- to full-bodied, with fine viscosity caressing the palate, featuring lively acidity midpalate, as well as notes of cream, vanilla spice and white pepper and flavors of peach and pear. A streak of minerality sneaks in on the back end, introducing a long, savory finish.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
From the warm and loessy middle part of the cru, the 2017 Ried Loibenberg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd offers a very delicate, fine bouquet of ripe, precise fruit aromas intertwined with flinty aromas. Intense and lush on the palate, this is a generous, very elegant, stimulating, salty-piquant, almost racy Smaragd with power, finesse, tension and vitality. The finish is long and grippy and reveals a still youthful wine that has very good aging potential.See detailed press review