White

2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain

Riesling

  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2016 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • PietjeBur Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 24, 2020 - Very elegant,floral,creamy,lovely

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    June 7, 2020 - It would be futile to try and improve upon Kuumies' great note. This is outstanding now, and shows every sign that they best has yet to come. I need cases of this. Should drink well for several years at this level. Wow. highly recommended

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  • kuumies wrote:

    April 30, 2020 - The nose shows big intensity and depth and formidable ripeness - flashes of higher prädikats. Somewhat reductive all the same with notes of apple, pineapple and pomelo with a hint of grapefruit-esque tartness that stings the nostrils in a wonderful way. I reckon this might offer some attractive petrol notes in the future. On the palate this comes to the fore with serious volume and scale while packing absolutely massive acidity. Despite its ripeness it seems completely dry and the finish is mouth-puckering and tangy with an almost tannic sensation. This is a chiselled heavyweight with at least ten years to go before reaching its apogee. A Smaragd Riesling of the highest order.

  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 2, 2020 - Apricot, citrus, tropical fruit, and petrol notes on the expressive nose. Good acidity, yet relatively big and somewhat oily on the palate with dried apricot, lime, melon, and orange peel on the palate. Nice finish. Great wine, the acidity nicely balanced the richness.

  • Nels+ Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 26, 2019 - Breit und doch elegant. sehr würzig für einen Riesling, lang und schmelzig

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  • By Tamlyn Currin
    5/16/2016 (link)

    (Franz Hirtzberger, Hochrain Riesling Smaragd Wachau White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By David Schildknecht
    2013: A Great Vintage for Austrian Riesling and Grüner Veltliner (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

    (Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Joel B. Payne
    Austria 2013 - Part 1 (Sep 2015), 9/1/2015 (link)

    (Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/14/2014 (link)

    (Franz Hirtzberger, Hochrain Riesling Smaragd Wachau White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White
  • Producer Franz Hirtzberger
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Hochrain
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (2%)
  • In Cellars 120 (74%)
  • Consumed 39 (24%)

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