2012 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Federspiel Steinterrassen


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • SeaCellar Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 15, 2020 - Had this over two nights - both times with spicy foods (Chicken Shwarma, then Ahi Tuna crusted in Coriander and Peppercorn). As an aperitif before dinner and again with the food, this wine really shined. Very nice acid balance and distinct spice that hinted at clove. Compared to a Gruner (2016 Nigl) on the second night and the reisling was the far more interesting and complex wine.

  • chcook Likes this wine:

    July 13, 2019 - Superb again. this had some CO2 when opened and benefits from sloshing around to release.

  • danckie Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 27, 2018 - Had 3 bottles of this wine in a month. First one flawed. Second one absolutely shining, third bottle somewhere in between both earlier bottles. So quite a bit of bottle variation. I expected more from this producer. Or maybe badly stored by the vendor. You might want to try a different vintage to be on the safe side.

  • danckie wrote: flawed

    March 31, 2018 - Highly disappointing. Very flat. I’m gonna write this down as flawed

  • Gargantua wrote: flawed

    March 22, 2017 - Lots of cornmeal and mineral, but this feels far more caramel and tertiary than it should at this junction. I think this bottle is heat damaged.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Franz Hirtzberger
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Federspiel
  • Vineyard Steinterrassen
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 9120017634218

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (49%)
  • Consumed 41 (51%)

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