Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd 2021

ALZINGER

Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd
2021

Country
Austria
Regulated designation
Prädikatswein
Region
Niederösterreich
Appellation
Wachau
Varietal(s)
Riesling 100 %
Colour
White
Sugar
Dry
Producer's website

About this winery

Weingut Alzinger is located on a magnificent stretch of the Danube 65km west of Vienna, on a majestic bend where the great river sweeps past Unterloiben in the region of Wachau. This is surely one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world, so stunningly beautiful that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which as the Alzinger website proudly proclaims, makes it “coequal to the pyramids of Giza, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China “. This is a very special...

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Tasting notes

A reflection of its terroir; concentrated and yet elegant at the same time. A complex aroma profile, mostly with tropical nuances. Velvety and juicy on the palate, yet gripping and lively.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 96 points -

November 2022

Wonderfully delicate nose of peach, mango and mangosteen. So ripe and ample on the medium-to full-bodied palate. I love the cool finish, which has as much wild-herb freshness as deep stone-fruit character. Excellent aging potential. 

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Falstaff

96-98 Points

June 2022

Pale greenish yellow, silver glints. Tender yellow tropical fruit, a hint of passion fruit and mango, delicate floral nuances, soft minerality, and a dash of mandarin zest. Juicy, elegant, refined fruit expression, filigree acidic structure, marked by a citrus-saline finish. Exhibits excellent length and definite ageing potential for many years ahead.

 

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Wine Advocate

93+ Points

December 2022

The 2021 Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Smaragd offers a clear, bright and fresh nose of white fruit and notes of flint. The palate is rich and dense yet precise, piquant and spicy, and it finishes spicy and stimulating, despite all the richness.

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