White

2008 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Urgestein Terrassen

Grüner Veltliner

  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
Drink between 2011 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • yaronz wrote: 92 points

    November 28, 2020 - Wonderful wine! It has excellent nose: sweet, apple and honeysuckle. It is supple and has long finish. Probably at its peak.

  • Paul S wrote: 91 points

    October 20, 2018 - Enjoyable. The nose showed a typical whiff of lentils alongside sweet stone fruited notes, limes, a bit of nectar and beeswax, and just that hint of chalk. Attractive. The palate had a nice round feel to it, decently balanced for a GV, with just enough acidity to keep its creamy stone fruit and white apple flesh flavours in check. The finish was nice, round and open, with just a kiss of peach, a touch of lentil, and barely a hint of the spiciness one would expect from a Gruner. Altogether, very pleasant and drinking well now.

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  • Capt Cutlass Does not like this wine: 85 points

    December 29, 2014 - This was very disappointing given the pedigree of the producer and has put me off their GV for good! Rich, alcoholic, plastic flavors, oily, some CO2 and cloying. Very slow to open up and shows a faint hint of tropical notes but the acidity is flat and it tastes oaky(?).

  • honest bob wrote: 90 points

    February 6, 2014 - From 75cl, perfect cork. Smells much like the 2,89 EUR/litre jug GV we use for cooking: a bit fruity, a bit soapy, not much more. But the entry is terrific. Big, muscular, buff, tons of minerality, heavy (perhaps liquefied stone would taste like this). A bit bland on the mid-palate before the acidity kicks in again. I don't specifically get the mango/papaya notes mentioned by others here, but the wild ripe tropical acidity is a fact. Outstanding now and for years to come. we thought it tasted best at about 9C. 90P+

  • dead puddle wrote: flawed

    September 20, 2012 - Nice classic nose of green apples, lime and, two days after more obvious tropical fruits as unripe mango and passion fruit. But the middle palate is spoiled by a dry mushroom flavour probably the cork. Days late, same shamed impression.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer F.X. Pichler
  • Varietal Grüner Veltliner
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Urgestein Terrassen
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 26 (46%)
  • Consumed 31 (54%)

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