2006 Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge
Gruner Veltliner - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WE 92

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Reg: $69.94

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In Stock: 2 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2008
In the nose, the 2006 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge tosses a fascinating salad of lentils, bitter greens, almond oil, peach kernel, and charred croutons. But this is not the light, spring-like salad of a... In the nose, the 2006 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge tosses a fascinating salad of lentils, bitter greens, almond oil, peach kernel, and charred croutons. But this is not the light, spring-like salad of a Nikolaihof Hefeabzug or Federspiel. The polished palate here exhibits a low-toned, roasted richness of lentil, beets, and coffee, an alkaline, wet stone foundation, and a seemingly iron-rich, spinach-like greenness. All the while, this never forgets its duty to pour forth satisfying ripeness of luscious fruit, even if it’s not a fruit that anyone has tasted elsewhere or can name. “You can tell from this wine that the vine had it well all year” (meaning stress-free), says Christine Saahs, adding that some of the distinctive magic here is thanks to a visit from boytrytis. Yet, while it is the highest-alcohol wine here this vintage, it weighs in at only 13.5%. - David Schildknecht
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, May 2008
With lively spice flavors and delicious red apple and white currant flavors, this is a spicy wine that just keeps cool and lively. There is some pepper and tropical fruit, but this is more about great, fresh, green fruits.
Color & Type White
Varietal Gruner Veltliner
Country Austria
Region Niederosterreich
Sub-region Wachau
Vintage 2006