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2007 Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogel
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($116) Medium green-yellow. Elegant blossom honey, pineapple, subtle tropical fruits, ripe apple and a whiff of tobacco on the complex nose. Elegant, juicy and nuanced in the mouth, with a fine acid structure lending firmness. Subtle flavors of apricot and peach along with cool wet minerals and peppery spices continue through the very long finish. This sweetly flavored dry wine is juicy and impressively concentrated, and possesses exceptional aging potential. Drink 2010 to 2022.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Austrian wine has rapidly gained in international stature in the past decade, mostly on the strength of Austria's dry white wines produced within a 20-mile radius of the small city of Krems on the Danube, less than 50 miles west of Vienna. The steep, terraced, riverside vineyards of the Wachau, immediately west of Krems, as well as geologically diverse sites on the edges of the city and to the north in the Kamptal, yield...
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