Thursday, 31 January 2013

FX Pichler, ’Dürnsteiner Kellerberg’ Smaragd Riesling 2007

FX Pichler 
’Dürnsteiner Kellerberg’ Smaragd Riesling 2007
Wachau, Austria

Intense citrus pith, peach and ripe pineapple aromas mingle with white flowers and ginger. 

A viscous palate of lime, almond paste and stone fruits yields complexity, while a streak of searing acid seamlessly balances the residual sugar. Great concentration, remarkable length and serious minerality. 

In fact, there’s enough minerals in this Riesling to make Gina Rinehart slap on a pair of lederhosen and start mining the Wachau region. Unfortunately, there’s not enough acid in this wine to wash the image of a lederhosen-clad Gina Rinehart from my eyes.

Drink with Tony Abbott.

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