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Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has hella crushed rocks on the nose with a fine base note of clear apple skin and peach fruit. Plenty of CO2 adds liveliness on the palate, amply supported by bright acidity that adds a little shimmer to the slightly dried fruit tones. There’s a touch of something vaguely starchy on the palate, along with light top notes of honeycomb and quartz over apricot fruit. The almost flinty mineral notes reappear on the back end along with some spicy undertones that lift the fruit back up and kick it through the goal posts of the moderately long, spicy and elegant finish. Snappy, sapid, almost salty and savory. 94pts

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Editorial Reviews for Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/16/2012

This has hella crushed rocks on the nose with a fine base note of clear apple skin and peach fruit. Plenty of CO2 adds liveliness on the palate, amply supported by bright acidity that adds a little shimmer to the slightly dried fruit tones. There’s a touch of something vaguely starchy on the palate, along with light top notes of honeycomb and quartz over apricot fruit. The almost flinty mineral notes reappear on the back end along with some spicy undertones that lift the fruit back up and kick it through the goal posts of the moderately long, spicy and elegant finish. Snappy, sapid, almost salty and savory. 94pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/17/2012

The nose was luxurious with apricot, tropical notes, yellow florals and a hint of field grasses. On the palate, it was smooth and balanced with zesty acidity ushering in spicy citrus and floral notes that lasted into the long finish. (93 points)


Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
Vintage: 1999 08/05/2008

very unique nose of minerals and violets- mountain stream!- palate is a bit shut down at the moment and revealing only hints of fruit- tons of minerals with great structure that literally dances on the tongue- lightweight and focused. not at peak, but very interesting.


External Reviews for Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd

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Vintage: 2011 10/22/2014

Wine white 2011 Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd Austria Region: Wachau Apellation: Wachau Riesling 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2011 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2011 - Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd - Austria - Region: Wachau - Apellation: Wachau - Riesling - 750 ml.



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