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Riesling Smaragd Offenberg

Another top Austrian Riesling.


Producer

Seal of Approval 4Donabaum

Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2003
SKU
4300091
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
12
Last tasted
August 24 2016
Keep until
2018
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Wachau
Variety
Riesling
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

A pale golden yellow, with an extremely clear/pure appearance. A fruity nose of white peaches, apricots, cress, lemon, lime, minerals and a hint of smoke. On the fresh lively palate there is a good fruit-acid framework, with the balance tipping towards the mineral but with good grape and some tropical fruit flavours (I detected mango), and under-ripe melon. Good length. Excellent stuff, will not disappoint.

 

Ben says (August 2016): If you don't like this wine then give it to me! What a wonderful example of mature wine that remains true to the grape and the region. Nick's 2004 write-up above is still accurate although I would think that the wine is smoother than it was back then. This really is a Riesling lover’s dream. It is a great pity that we only have a few bottles left and that this is the last of our wine from Donabaum.



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