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2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge (PRE-ARRIVAL)

2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wine Advocate (Stephen Reinhardt) 96+ points! Bottled at the end of April this year, the 2015 Im Weingebirge Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is clear, deep and intense on the nose with its subtle aromas of crushed stones and lemons. Some animal leather and wild boar scents here as well. Full-bodied and intense but also very elegant and finessed on the palate, this is a lush and impressively long and very tensioned, highly expressive Smaragd made for decades. Its slightly oxidative style reminds me of traditional white Riojas, but the crystalline acidity and mineral character is clearly Wachau. A potential top-scorer, but the wine is far too young to be served today. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted 12-28-2018

 

2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge (PRE-ARRIVAL)

2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge (PRE-ARRIVAL)

$39.99
$39.99

2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wine Advocate (Stephen Reinhardt) 96+ points! Bottled at the end of April this year, the 2015 Im Weingebirge Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is clear, deep and intense on the nose with its subtle aromas of crushed stones and lemons. Some animal leather and wild boar scents here as well. Full-bodied and intense but also very elegant and finessed on the palate, this is a lush and impressively long and very tensioned, highly expressive Smaragd made for decades. Its slightly oxidative style reminds me of traditional white Riojas, but the crystalline acidity and mineral character is clearly Wachau. A potential top-scorer, but the wine is far too young to be served today. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted 12-28-2018