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2007 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain
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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008

($87) Medium green-yellow. Intense smoky flint and pepper aromas currently dominate ripe apple, mango and tarragon. Juicy and complex in the mouth, with a tightly wound core of peppered apricot fruit. Firm acids and minerality lend this multilayered wine a superb framework. Finishes with striking intensity and palate-saturating persistence. This should gain in complexity in bottle for many years. Drink 2010 to 2022.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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