Wachau, Niederösterreich

F.X. Pichler

'M' Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2019

From Magnum! — a month ago

Thijs, Jan and 9 others liked this


Klaus Smaragd Riesling 2015

Gaining complexity over time with some nice savory spices along with light pit fruit, some dry slate and a moderate finish. Lacks a little tension but a nice fat and sassy wine. — 2 months ago

Weingut Bründlmayer

Kamptaler Terrassen Riesling 2022

16.5. Fresh and lively. Not quite up to JR writeup. — 15 days ago


Weisser Mulatschak Pinot Gris Blend

Field and Vine orange pinot gris — 2 months ago


Im Weingebirge Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2017

Really excellent. Restrained and tense. 12%. Minerals, some citrus and white fruit, some smokiness. Wonderful cut. — 3 months ago

Severn, Tom and 4 others liked this


Langenlois Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2022

Surprising to say the least. Basically a village wine, but it showed complexity, density, and drive beyond its classification. Excellent value! — 4 months ago

Peter, Ira and 8 others liked this

Bernhard Ott

Am Berg Grüner Veltliner 2020

With kimchi jjigae — 14 days ago

Laurenz V.

Singing Grüner Veltliner 2020

Bright gold color. Lovely aromas of white flowers, green apple and orange zest. Flavors of unripe peach, lemon, apple, asparagus and a distinct note of white pepper on the long and lingering finish. Bone dry with mouth watering acidity. Just a bit of CO2 right out of the bottle. Clean and crisp. So refreshing. Aging nicely. A taste of Spring! Thanks for sharing, Kase! — a month ago

Austin, Bob and 2 others liked this

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2021

The unlikely winner of our lunch wine shootout by sheer virtue of being properly stored. I say “unlikely” because in my experience Gruner tends to be the lesser grape when presented with Rieslings. Plus, a youthful Smaragd typically isn’t up my alley - they’re usually too rich and oily for effortless drinking. Although admittedly so here, the Knoll still trumped the Rieslings for being fresher. I’d take exotic fruits, candied ginger, less acidity and oily texture any day over heavy petrol notes. But don’t get me wrong. The Knoll was still an excellent wine. It wasn’t just a case of “losers can’t be choosers”. It was layered and had plenty to offer over lunch. Air brought about some interesting lemongrass and kafir lime notes, as well as a stony minerality. In the end, I was grateful for its presence, shedding some light to an otherwise woeful wine showing. — 3 months ago

Iwan, Tom and 12 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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I agree about Gruner. Not one of my faves. Disappointing about the tainted Rieslings 😢