2010 Weingut Emmerich Knoll Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Vinothekfullung

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  • Gruner Veltliner
  • 750ML
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2010 Weingut Emmerich Knoll Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Vinothekfullung

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
Knoll's 2010 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Vinothekfullung - originating as usual in Kreutles Loibenberg and Kellerberg - signals its saline alkaline mineral traits already in the nose along with suggestions of kelp green bean... Knoll's 2010 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Vinothekfullung - originating as usual in Kreutles Loibenberg and Kellerberg - signals its saline alkaline mineral traits already in the nose along with suggestions of kelp green bean rhubarb burley tobacco succulently sweet pear and quince. There is an almost red wine sense of tannic structure and an ore-like as well as bittersweet herbal undertone to this wine's rich palate performance and it finishes with terrific energy diversity and sheer length incorporating mouth-watering salinity and an invigorating smoky bite of Szechuan pepper. I can't recall a more promising Knoll Vinothek bottling which considering that until late October it was assumed they wouldn't even attempt one this vintage is a pretty strong testimony to the weather's turn-around and to this family's tenacity. Expect this to stand up to two decades of aging. Incidentally it weighs in at almost exactly 14% alcohol and as such represents the upper-bound for Knoll 2010s. - David Schildknecht