Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Ried Steinporz Riesling Smaragd 2018

Critical Acclaim: 96 pts Wine Enthusiast; 94 pts James Suckling; 93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

Tasting Notes: "Tangerine and peach unite on the nose in a quite disarming fashion. The palate comes in with more peachy juiciness and adds overtones of ripe passion fruit with both its tartness and tropicality. A lovely seam of vivid, zesty freshness cuts through the generous, abundant and juicy fruit, always with exotic highlights, always with zesty aromas. This has life and drive, energy and brio."- Wine Enthusiast. 

"So much going on here from the outset, the nose suggesting mango pastries, papaya dessert and then fresher sensations of gin and tonic and jasmine. Full-bodied, very intense and oily, but linear and vertical at the same time. The acidity crafts a wiry shape, amidst powerful tropical notes."- James Suckling. 

"The 2018 Ried Steinporz Riesling Smaragd is intensely aromatic and spicy on the concentrated nose that is reminiscent of apricot chutney. Round and lush on the mouth-filling palate, this is an intense and juicy, very charming and generous but still elegant and refined Riesling with a long and complex, tightly woven and spicy-flavored finish."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

Varietal: Riesling.

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