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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Austria 2007 Rudi Pichler Hochrain Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 11 Bottle 75cl £32
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    $87

    Drink Date

    2009 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    David Schildknecht

    Issue Date

    25th Feb 2009

    Source

    181, The Wine Advocate

    The 2007 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain displays almost Riesling-like transparency and refinement, with a shimmering sense of mineral notes (white pepper, chalk dust, salt) playing against sweet pea, lime, and green tomato. A sense of compactness and palpable extract underlies this wine’s sheer concentration, and yet it generates energy and lift in its finish, belying its well over 14% alcohol. This should be a ten year wine. Pichler’s 2007s differ very little in gross chemistry from his 2006s – including the high alcohol of several Gruner Veltliner – yet they have dramatically different personalities. Pichler compares them with his 1997s, and perhaps time in bottle will more clearly bear out that high praise. Rudi Pichler is a great believer in watchfully letting nature take its course and although some of his 2007s came in with pH levels many growers would consider alarmingly high he gave no thought to adjusting them, and the finished wines bear him out, displaying the vivacity and freshness typical of 2007. 

Tasting Notes
91
Austria 2007 Rudi Pichler Weissenkirchner Achleithen Riesling Smaragd 11 Bottle 75cl £32
Austria 2007 Rudi Pichler Hochrain Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 1 Case 12 75cl £390
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    $87

    Drink Date

    2009 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    David Schildknecht

    Issue Date

    25th Feb 2009

    Source

    181, The Wine Advocate

    The 2007 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain displays almost Riesling-like transparency and refinement, with a shimmering sense of mineral notes (white pepper, chalk dust, salt) playing against sweet pea, lime, and green tomato. A sense of compactness and palpable extract underlies this wine’s sheer concentration, and yet it generates energy and lift in its finish, belying its well over 14% alcohol. This should be a ten year wine. Pichler’s 2007s differ very little in gross chemistry from his 2006s – including the high alcohol of several Gruner Veltliner – yet they have dramatically different personalities. Pichler compares them with his 1997s, and perhaps time in bottle will more clearly bear out that high praise. Rudi Pichler is a great believer in watchfully letting nature take its course and although some of his 2007s came in with pH levels many growers would consider alarmingly high he gave no thought to adjusting them, and the finished wines bear him out, displaying the vivacity and freshness typical of 2007. 

Tasting Notes
91
Austria 2007 Rudi Pichler Weissenkirchner Achleithen Riesling Smaragd 1 Case 12 75cl £390
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