Alzinger Ried Steinertal Riesling Smaragd 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Alzinger Ried Steinertal Riesling Smaragd 2017
SKU: 61828

Alzinger Ried Steinertal Riesling Smaragd 2017

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750ml
$75.00

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region Austria, Wachau
Brand Alzinger
Alcohol/vol 13%
Elegant, strict and straightforward; slow evolution over years; delicate, salty and subtle fruity aromas in a profound and concentrated body; cool and lasting on the palate and beyond.
Wine Enthusiast
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Passion fruit and mango on the nose set an unmistakably tropical tone. The palate continues in the same, generous juicy vein of full-on fruit but manages to temper this with bright, lemon freshness. The finish is taut, clean, zesty and lemony

Anne Krebiehl, March 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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Alzinger's 2017 Ried Steinertal Riesling Smaragd is coolish, fresh and piquant on the crunchy, spicy nose where white fruit aromas are displayed. Lush and intense on the palate, this is a rich, full-bodied, firm, mineral and very elegant Steinertal Riesling with green, crispy fruit on the salty-piquant, stimulating finish. As always, the Steinertal needs time to open up compared the the Loibenberg. Tasted in Unterloiben, Wachau, September 2018.

Stephan Reinhardt, December 28, 2018
Wine Spectator
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A tropical style, exhibiting passion fruit, persimmon and ground ginger flavors before the firm structure of mouthwatering acidity and minerality takes over, leaving a bone-dry impression. Notes of white pepper emerge on the long finish. This should shine in several years. Best from 2021 through 2030. 144 cases imported.

Aleksandar Zecevic, March 31, 2019