TN: 2006 Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wösendorfer K

  • 2006 Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wösendorfer Kollmütz - Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau (6/5/2010)
    Consumed over two nights and this definitely got better with lot’s of air. Lemon,stone,and white pepper nose.
    Spicy palate-white pepper, a bit of lychee, stone,lemon,lemon rind,nice lingering finish.
    Young,fresh,food friendly. (92 pts.)

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Rudi Pichler got awarded "Winemaker of the year by the Austrian FALSTAFF-magazine … definitely deserved.
I don´t know this particular wine, but I like his style very much - at least those wines that remain in the really dry range. (some have a bit high RS for my taste).
As you might well know Smaragd is the highest level in the region WACHAU with the best ripeness …
Usually his (Wösendorfer) Hochrain and (Weisskirchner) Achleiten are even more impressive …

Thanks for the input!
This is a real nice wine. I didn’t like it quite as much as IWC which dropped a 96 on it. The alcohol is north of 14 which I was a little surprised by although I do not drink a ton of Gruner Veltliner. Can’t get enough Austrian Wine of late must be the weather.