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1990 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek


  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
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CT92.9 48 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • wrote: 95 points

    December 30, 2020 - Another great bottle, even better than the one we opened in 2015. Enjoyed over 3 days. Deep golden-yellow in colour, very complex on the nose - notes of bruised apples, quince, herbs, crushed stones, lemon zest. On the palate very mineral, almost salty, dried fruit, citrus fruit. Very intense, very long and lingering. A wonderful and unique expression of dry Riesling. No rush drinking up. 94-96

  • RD59 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 1, 2020 - Maybe I should have decanted longer than I did. Salty, petrol, deep yellow (thought I may have had a slightly oxidized bottle, not sure, it was 20 yrs old) the acidity very present initially but softened over time. Was expecting a bit more but maybe did not stage it right.

  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 18, 2020 - Just a great bottle of wine in every way. Medium yellow color. Wonderful nose of petrol, yellow flowers, spices and some lemon. Loads of acidity and vibrancy. Got better over the couple hours we drank the wine - last glass was the best and most vibrant. On the palate this really explodes once its had a couple hours of air. Really fantastic.

  • 14Frimaire wrote:

    July 9, 2019 - Brilliant, deep, complex

  • gilrbo Likes this wine:

    June 3, 2016 - Beautiful golden color, clear.
    The nose found its best expression on day two, as it became completely clean and showed balsamic herbs, aniseed, mint, some hay, chamomile. Beautiful and very complex. On the palate it is dense and viscous, intensely flavored, almost on caramel, with a deep mineral core. Wonderful progression of the acidity, which slowly takes over and drives the finish. The aftertaste is salty and with herbs liqueur. A treat.

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    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type White
  • Producer Nikolaihof
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Vinothek
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 747736148124

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  • In Cellars 64 (50%)
  • Consumed 64 (50%)

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