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2009 Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogel
Producer: Franz Hirtzberger
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2011
Medium green-yellow. A cool veil of cigar smoke hovers over subtle notes of honey, apricot and cantaloupe in a multifaceted bouquet that evolves splendidly in the glass. This full-bodied veltliner display s a wonderful creaminess that integrates splendidly with the wine's vibrant acidity and mineral structure. Intensely aromatic throughout, with salty minerals joining in on the very long finish. The Honivogl enjoys a cult following, and this bottling should provide enjoyment at least through 2024.