2012 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Setzberg


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • fozzibaer Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 14, 2021 - Excellent as always

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 93 points

    May 1, 2019 - This needs time, but I was happy to kill this baby anyway. Over the course of three days, it got all kinds of exotic. Light gold color. Nose is bright and salty with mountain stream, minerals, white flowers, ginger, on top of key lime pie and lemon curd. Lovely texture, plump feel on the palate, with crisp, vibrant, tickling acidity, and the balance is on point. Depth of lime, lemon, apricot and guava fruit is impressive, but there's lots of honey, ginger, white tea, almond, mint, not to mention chalk dust and minerals. Gorgeous stuff. Very young. Hold this for years or decant it or just share with friends and give it plenty of air.

  • Zweder wrote: 90 points

    September 26, 2016 - Weekly tasting group #229; A mixed set fully blind tasted. (@ RW): In the bouquet white fruits like pear and peach, grasses and fresh citrus. On the palate green apples, fresh citrus again, focused and a firm amount of acidity. Some grapefruit in the finish. Still very youthful. 90+

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 27, 2015 - The nose was amazingly rich and sweet with peach skins and apricot, spicy floral tones and a hint of herbs. The palate showed notable weight and rich textures, giving way to notes of apple and mango, flower petals, herbs, and a spritz of tart citrus. It turned to freshness and pretty floral tones on the finish with lingering minerality.

  • pavel_p Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 22, 2014 - A matter of taste - Singapore (Singapore): Much fresher than the Malat Gruener Veltliner. White fruit and minerals. Nice!

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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 Riesling
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Setzberg
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (79%)
  • Consumed 17 (21%)

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