Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just published their latest buying guide for Austrian Wine. At the top of the list is Riesling Smaragd Achleiten 2012 with 95 points...
Anne Krebiehl has worked for many years as a freelance wine journalist and has written, among others, for Harpers Wine and Spirit Trade News, Falstaff and Vinum. She is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and the Association of Wine Educators.
As chief taster of Austrian wines for Wine Enthusiast’s buying guide, she assessed 128 of the country’s top wines. Riesling Smaragd Achleiten 2012 landed at the top of the list with 95 points. She describes the wine with “...stony background, concentration on the palate and a haunting, zesty length all point to future reward.”
Right on the heels of the Achleiten was the Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Kellerberg 2012 with 94 points. It was also predicted to have tremendous ageing potential and was described with “flavours of apple crumble laced with citrus zest”.
Anne Krebiehl was also enthusiastic about our sweet wine specialty Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Kellerberg 2012. She gave it 93 points and described it with “... sweet apricots, candied orange peel, a touch of fresh spearmint” and then “electric acidity”. The Riesling Smaragd Kellerberg was awarded 93 points and impressed with “juniper” and “cypress”, while the Achleiten Grüner Veltliner convinced with “white pepper” and “yellow pear” and was given 92 points.