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

($55) Medium green-yellow color. The minerally nose features apple spiced with anise and caraway accompanied by discreet smoky flint. Medium to full in body, with flavors of cantaloupe and abundant salty minerals. A streamlined acid structure lends the wine a silky texture. Yellow apple and flint lingering impressively on the long aftertaste of this very harmonious wine. Drink 2011 to 2023.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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Gruner Veltliner

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