Franz Proidl

Franz Hirtzberger

Hochrain Smaragd Riesling 2001

If you could guess this white wine was 20yo i would be highly impressed
Colour is still pale to gold
On the light spectrum of the SMARAGD(😉) category, being only 13% in alcohol
It has a ripe pear, nectarine
Then moves to hints of marzipan and hay
But what it stands out is the mineral
Chalk and wet stones are extremely pronounced on the nose and on the palate
It drinks still extremely young and i am sure it will flesh out in the future i reckon
Long and too easy to go down
I had another bottle of this wine perhaps 5 or 6 years ago and i think this looked younger and with more potential than that, but i will go and cross check what i am saying now.
Few things i figure out from tonight bottle:
Firstly Hirtzberger IS my favourite producer in Wachau, then that Spitzer is surely a fresher subclimate than, for example, Dursteiner and lastly that light Smaragd and Federspiel are more my cup of tea rather than huge 14-15% smaragd(and in saying that i dont deny the bigger potential of the latter, i just enjoy more the former). Ok, i got it down for future reference so that i can't forget.
— 19 days ago

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Franz Weninger

Ponzichter Pinot Noir Zweigelt

Started stinky; opens to super nice and juicy. Peppery, herbal, jimmy, crushed raspberries, tart cherry pie. — a month ago

Franz Haas

Manna Schweizer Riesling Blend 2019

Wow. My two loves. Reisling and Chardonnay. Ultra mineral with a lil structural backbone. Light aromatics. Drink by ocean. — 2 months ago

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Franz Hirtzberger

Rotes Tor Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2009

Fleshy, full flavour, big shoulders
Still pale
2009 is a big vintage
White plum, crunchy apple, nectarine, pineapple and litchee
White pepper, ginger, hay, coriander, almondy and toasty
Long, long and long
— 17 days ago

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Franz Strohmeier

Schilcher Frizzante Symbiose

Sparkling wine, feeling so fine. This was so lovely. The grapefruit notes made it very memorable. — 20 days ago

Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

And phenomenal with the salmon and mushroom on top of a truffle mayo bites and a balsamic drizzle.

Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese 2009

Tom Elliot
9.2

Delicious — 3 months ago

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Franz Künstler

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Vintage 2019 | Family bbq — 5 days ago

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Franz Künstler

Kostheimer Weiß Erd GG Riesling 2018

Limestone, citrus, minerals, spicy notes. Elegant and rich riesling. — 25 days ago

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Franz Hirtzberger

Singerriedel Smaragd Riesling 2010

Powerful white that invades your mouth
Grillée, hay, almond
Not overly complex, but long and enjoyable
From memory not the best vintage, but still absolutely a winner
What else can compete with white Burgundy at this level?
— 2 months ago

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Christina Zweigelt Rosé 2020

Watermelon and herbs. Delicious. — 2 months ago