White

1995 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek

Riesling

  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2025 - 2046 (Edit)
CT94.4 23 reviews
1995
N.V.
Label borrowed from 1997
1997
Label borrowed from 1990
1990
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Taiwan wrote: (84 points)

    December 2, 2016 - Don't get what the fuss is about. Unbalanced and hot. Most interesting element was pineapple.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (96 points)

    July 17, 2016 - Happy Riesling Weekend (Dado Restaurant Düsseldorf): Very interesting flight, semiblind, three very different vintages: 1995, 2007 and 2012.

    much better than 1 year before, more balanced and equilibrated (last time 94), now rounder and more harmonic, no petrol signs, very would guess the age of this wine if I wouldn't know the bottles in the flight, only little bit oxidative style giving the wine more complexity. I'm not sure if it will get better but I wouldn't be suprised if it happens. Will be enjoyable for at least 12-15 years

  • KenPlace wrote: (95 points)

    February 22, 2016 - Goes on forever.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mappe Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 30, 2015 - Was pretty good. Decent length to the wine, good structure and fruit, although nothing amazing. Good acidity but a bit green. The wine was decanted for a few hours, which seemed to help open up the wine. But again, a nice wine, but nothing earth shattering. Not sure I understand the very high ratings on this wine. I have had older Pichlers that were better. And also I think the top rieslings from Alsace are much better than this wine too. But to each his own.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 1, 2015 - Great Dry Riesling Tasting of 42 best of the Best in Düsseldorf

    8. Flight

    Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek 1995 (95),
    Köhler Ruprecht Kallstädter Saumagen Auslese trocken 1998 (96)
    Emrich Schönleber Halenberg Auslese trocken 2001 (95),
    Köhler Ruprecht Kallstädter Saumagen Auslese trocken 2004 (94)

    Great Flight!
    very fat, high acidity, very mineralic, maybe too much, through the alcohol feels in the palate too broad but the powerful acidity structure helps to balance it, I miss the elegance, I think with food togehter it will be better, the finish is long and herbal

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/24/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek) Light yellow color; aromatic, petrol, lettuce nose; petrol, lettuce, leesy, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Terry Theise Estate Selections

  • By Terry Theise
    2012 Austrian Catalog, 6/1/2012 (link)

    (Nikolaihof Riesling "Vinothek") ($163.00) First came the 1990 Riesling, then the 1991 GV, then the 1993 GV, each of them as beautiful and soulful as wine could ever be.
    And now this.
    It’s just 12.5% alcohol. This tender wine has been alone so long, it’s almost forgotten how to speak in language — so
    it sings. All it does is sing. You want to speak of its noble oxidation but you get caught in the sultry web of its amazing
    floweriness and pure vetiver. It actually, after all these years in cask, needs oxygen. Your sensual-analytical skills don’t help you here. Put them away. Quiet down, all the way down. You can enter the house, they’ve left the door unlocked. But once inside, the rooms are dim. You find your way by an instinct you didn’t know you had. You listen as you never did before. And you are given back to yourself, a strange new person, swimming in beauty and as supple as a child, pensive and amazed.
    <psssssssssssssst!>... I have just a few bottles of an astonishing 1999 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, bottle-aged, and it’s a +++ quality wine, juicy-greeny-salty and fabulously complex-ly floral. Not cheap, but who’s worth it if not you? + + +

  • By Terry Theise
    2012 Austrian Catalog, 6/1/2012 (link)

    (Nikolaihof Riesling "Vinothek") ($341.00) First came the 1990 Riesling, then the 1991 GV, then the 1993 GV, each of them as beautiful and soulful as wine could
    ever be.
    And now this.
    It’s just 12.5% alcohol. This tender wine has been alone so long, it’s almost forgotten how to speak in language — so
    it sings. All it does is sing. You want to speak of its noble oxidation but you get caught in the sultry web of its amazing floweriness and pure vetiver. It actually, after all these years in cask, needs oxygen. Your sensual-analytical skills don’t help you here. Put them away. Quiet down, all the way down. You can enter the house, they’ve left the door unlocked. But once inside, the rooms are dim. You find your way by an instinct you didn’t know you had. You listen as you never did before. And you are given back to yourself, a strange new person, swimming in beauty and as supple as a child, pensive and amazed.
    <psssssssssssssst!>... I have just a few bottles of an astonishing 1999 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, bottle-aged, and it’s a +++ quality wine, juicy-greeny-salty and fabulously complex-ly floral. Not cheap, but who’s worth it if not you? + + +

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type White
  • Producer Nikolaihof
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Vinothek
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 9005654000599

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 169 (85%)
  • Consumed 28 (14%)

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