2012 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Liebenberg


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT91 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    June 9, 2020 - Better on day 2. Too tart, too much lemon, and pronounced acidity for me on PnP. That said, by hour 2-3 after opening, it had become more cohesive. The real balance, and some needed depth of flavor really set in on day two. 13,5% abv., natural cork; should drink thru 2026, at least. Based on that, I can easily recommended

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  • Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 19, 2016 - The nose is sleek, classic, and quiet. It shows stones and minerals, a strong herbal component, grass, and peach pit. The palate is light and austere, showing lime, peach pit, minerals. Airy and transparent. The finish is a tad bitter with peach pit, minerals, lime rind - quite pretty. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 4.5+?/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1-1.5/2 = 15.5-16/20.

  • MJR21401 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 3, 2016 - Beautiful straw color. Very classical melon and apple notes on the nose. Smooth refined palate not reflecting the high alcohol level(13.5%). Beautiful silky finish. A wonderful wine to drink now with almost anything except red meats. Will improve for many years.

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  • joeroth Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 20, 2014 - Dry but with clear hints of fruit. Will do well for years.

  • wineamateur wrote:

    May 4, 2013 - Wachau Spring Wine Festival (Wachauer Weinfrühling) (The Wachau): This South-West facing vineyard (if I've got my geography correct) is in the big terraced arena that opens up on the North bank of the Danube at the hairpin in the river between Dürnstein and Weissenkirchen. The wine has an attractive, delicately perfumed nose of white peaches and pears, a streak of lime, and a good bit of minerality. It's a well-structured wine, underpinned by well-integrated acidity. € 17. ****+

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Alzinger
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Dürnsteiner Liebenberg
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 9120019601324

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 56 (78%)
  • Consumed 16 (22%)

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