White

2009 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain

Riesling

  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Wachau
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Binkey wrote: 90 points

    January 14, 2019 - Sharp nose with tropical fruits ,petrol and a lot of freshness.full body washing everything out with long after taste.Typical Riesling,hold can be aged for at least another 7-10 years.

  • Wim de Leeuw Likes this wine: 87 points

    July 2, 2016 - Kleur: Diep goudgeel Aroma / bouquet: Meer ingetogen dan ik me herinner. Zwoel. Steenfruit (rijpe abrikoos). Gele appel. Honing. Smaak / Afdronk: Lage zuurgraad, romig en filmend mondgevoel, dik en sappig. Honing. Iets log en vermoeiend. Algemeen / potentieel: Verleidelijke maar vermoeiend door een gebrek aan zuren . 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 11 + Smaak / Afdronk: 14 + Algemeen / potentieel: 7 = 87/100

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    Color: Deep golden yellow Aroma / bouquet: More subdued than I remember. Sultry. Stone fruit (ripe apricot). Yellow apple. Honey Taste / Finish: Low acidity, creamy mouthfeel and filming, thick and juicy. Honey. Something heavy and tiring General / potential:. Tempting but tiring due to lack of acidity. 50+ Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 11 + Taste / Finish: 14+ General / potential: 7 = 87/100

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  • dead puddle wrote:

    September 1, 2015 - Blind tasting for my guests. Nice promising nose of lime, passion fruit, gasoline, thym. Mouth full of success with structure , minerality, spice and exotics. Complexity richness and served very cold at 6 degres Celsius, to hide the hot vintage in a southern Riesling terroir, indeed. Excellent 92.

  • Capt Cutlass Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 15, 2015 - Blind tasted and guessed it since I had already tasted the same vintage 2 years ago. Cut grass, petrol and ripe passion fruit nose was a Wachau giveaway but initially I thought it might have been a cooler year or a hot vintage German Riesling. Intensely exotic palate with a slight dash of RS. Delightful as an aperitif but probably very hard to pair with food given the ripe style and lack of acidity. Serve chilled to hide the lack of acidity and drink up.

  • aekenback wrote: 85 points

    May 6, 2015 - Heavy, ripe and concentrated. Tropical fruit, elderflower and petroleum. Very rich and powerful but lacking freshness and balance. Probably passed its' peak.

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  • By Peter Moser
    April 2011 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Franz Hirtzberger
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Smaragd
  • Vineyard Hochrain
  • Country Austria
  • Region Niederösterreich
  • SubRegion Wachau
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 58 (68%)
  • Consumed 27 (32%)

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