White

2012 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Axpoint

Grüner Veltliner

  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • guitarguy wrote: 89 points

    December 6, 2020 - Slight petrol notes with a floral and grass in the nose. In addition to the petrol, we find gray notes, dirt and wet rock. Finishes a bit short. Drink now.

  • RichardP wrote: 91 points

    April 10, 2018 - This was the last bottle of eight. Some of the spicy notes that give Gruner Veltliner its interest have disappeared with age. It still shows grapefruit, pear, and a note of apricot, with an unctuous texture and enough acidity to keep it from being flabby. It's good, but going downhill; the Cellartracker drinking window looks too generous in this case.

  • RichardP wrote: 92 points

    August 12, 2017 - Ether on the nose. On the palate, peach, pear, and grapefruit citrus, with good acidity on the medium to long finish. Excellent, but only an average value at about $50.

  • guitarguy wrote: 91 points

    July 16, 2017 - Floral, honey nose with a hint of skunky melon. Ginger, acacia and a hint of white pepper or frizzant. Melin to finish which lingers. Drink any time.

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  • RichardP wrote: 92 points

    March 27, 2017 - This seemed a little more advanced than previous bottles, with less white pepper and more peach and pear. The texture is almost oily, and it's intensely flavored with a moderately long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Joel B. Payne
    Jul-13, IWC Issue #10144, 7/1/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Franz Hirtzberger
  • Varietal Grüner Veltliner
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Axpoint
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 56 (48%)
  • Consumed 61 (52%)

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