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2010 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Weingut Nikolaihof   details
Appellation: Wachau - Austria
Type: white
Varietal: Grüner Veltliner
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$29.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: May 15, 2012 , Wine Spectator
92 points "#65 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 Despite early-harvest, the Nikolaihof 2010 Gruner Veltliner Hefeabzug weighs-in at, for this bottling, relatively robust over-12% alcohol, which is all the more surprising considering that this wine has seldom exhibited a more delightful sense of levity. There is almost a sweet sense to the crisp green bean, apple, and pear succulently displayed on a lushly-textured, lees-enriched palate. A refreshing thread of lemon juice and a sense of crushed stone suffusion speak to the brightness and mineral density characteristic for this vintage at its best, while a bittersweet, Pinot Blanc-like suggestion of corn shoots adds to the stimulation of a long finish. This should prove delightfully versatile for at least the better part of half a dozen years. " Best 2013-2020
rated: October 15, 2012 , Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
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