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2008 Weingut Prager Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($60) Medium green-yellow. The nose initially makes a fruity impression with apricot and orange, then shows more complex scents of rye bread dough and honey. Pineapple and grapefruit are highlighted by bright acidity and nicely harmonize with the wine's full body. The lingering aftertaste features lemon, rye and caraway. Powerful but nicely balanced wine with an appetizing quality and considerable finesse. Drink 2011 to 2023.

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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