2012 Franz Hirtzberger Weissburgunder Smaragd Steinporz


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2013 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • bps2266 wrote:

    February 12, 2020 - moderate gold. pineapple, guava, and granite nose. rich, almost buttery. moderately acidic and medium bodied. interesting balance of salty, sweet, and hot. flavors certainly tropical, cooked pineapple, overripe peach, sour apple, a bit of pepper, and more stone. finishes long. drink now.

  • DuffWine Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 7, 2019 - Great drinking white wine. Beautiful nose of subtle citrus, peach and stone aromas.
    The acidity was refreshing and I'd disagree with the characterization that the fruit is almost gone. Still a nice bit of fruity flavor left.

    Overall great wine for sipping on its own, no need for food. Will go great with food as well.

    Still have three bottles left- I'll gladly drink them over the next few years.

  • fozzibaer Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 4, 2018 - Fruit is almost gone, there's a subtle sweetness now battling a salty minerality. Some may find the alcohol too dominant, I think it's still ok.

  • Amresi Likes this wine:

    June 23, 2018 - Reallly wonderful

  • Amresi wrote:

    April 22, 2018 - Outstanding. Balanced with enough acid that it went well with roasted tomato soup and pork loin.

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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (54%)
  • Consumed 33 (46%)

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