2012 F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Liebenberg
Gruner Veltliner - 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WE 94
  • VN 93
  • WA 90

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Wonderful aromas of lychee and citrus with some fresh herbs such as rosemary. Sweet figs, too. Full-bodied, richly fruit and incredibly mineral with slate and sliced pears. Some petrol as well. Flavorful and intense on... Wonderful aromas of lychee and citrus with some fresh herbs such as rosemary. Sweet figs, too. Full-bodied, richly fruit and incredibly mineral with slate and sliced pears. Some petrol as well. Flavorful and intense on the finish. Superb.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
This wine has a full-bodied character that is very ripe. Pepper dominates the flavors, showing off the quince and pear fruits. There is perhaps too much sulfur at this touch, so let it blow off when opening and before... This wine has a full-bodied character that is very ripe. Pepper dominates the flavors, showing off the quince and pear fruits. There is perhaps too much sulfur at this touch, so let it blow off when opening and before drinking. This wine has huge potential to age, so don't drink before 2015.
VN 93
Vinous, December 2013
Ripe pear, snap pea and soft herbal spices on the beautifully nuanced nose. Steely and aristocratic on the palate, showing darker fruits and more acidity than the Loibenberg, with concentrated green mango, yellow plum and... Ripe pear, snap pea and soft herbal spices on the beautifully nuanced nose. Steely and aristocratic on the palate, showing darker fruits and more acidity than the Loibenberg, with concentrated green mango, yellow plum and celery flavors over a layer of flinty slate. Despite its impressive opulence, this is subtle, precise and pure, probably due to the extreme age of the vineyard. -Joel B. Payne
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
A sweetly ripe tropical fruitiness of pineapple and pink grapefruit marks the F. X. Pichler 2012 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Liebenberg, to which a positively sizzling impingement of citrus zest, pineapple core and white... A sweetly ripe tropical fruitiness of pineapple and pink grapefruit marks the F. X. Pichler 2012 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Liebenberg, to which a positively sizzling impingement of citrus zest, pineapple core and white pepper lends counterpoint. There is a faintly soapy texture, and the aforementioned sizzle is reinforced in the finish by slightly noticeable (even though analytically only 13.5%) alcohol. Some terroirists (like myself) might anticipate a cooling and dynamic influence from the active lime in this vineyard’s soil, but it isn’t forthcoming. My explanation is that the tendency toward slight shriveling of berries in this site – also, of course, arguably a terroir factor – counteracts any such chalk influence, as well as resulting in a diminished sense of juiciness. All in all, this rich, rather static wine is likely to appeal most before 2017.-DS
Color & Type White
Varietal Gruner Veltliner
Country Austria
Region Niederosterreich
Sub-region Wachau
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork