1999 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    October 13, 2021 - Dinner at Testaccio (Chicago, IL): Ugh, I hate having to admit that Salil is right (especially about stuff like dry riesling). This wine was pretty damn good. It started out very peachy and fruit forward, somewhat Keller-like but lacking the weight on the backend. There's a little bit of white pepper and spice here, but it's at the end of the dinner where this really started singing -- this became so incredibly saline, and the mineral lift emerged prominently on the finish. Compelling stuff. Am I going to run out and buy more dry Austrian riesling after this? Not yet.

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  • Seth Rosenberg commented:

    10/15/21, 4:36 AM - ;)

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