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JancisRobinson.com: Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Kellerberg 1997 is superior

Julia Harding Master of Wine, Austria expert and right hand to the Grand Dame of British wine critics, tasted her way through several Wachau wines – young and mature – for JancisRobinson.com.

We are very pleased to report that Julia Harding MW ranked our Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Kellerberg from the extraordinary 1997 vintage as superior with 17.5 points. Despite its advanced age, it achieved the second highest sore in the big Austria tasting. This success proves two important things. The first is that after 20 years’ maturation, a white wine can still be vibrant and exciting. The second is that this is particularly true of Grüner Veltliner from the Wachau.

Our young wines also achieved top assessments. The spicy Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten and the Riesling Smaragd Kellerberg from the equally stunning 2015 vintage were awarded 17 points. 16.5 points for our Riesling Federspiel Terrassen 2015 shows that profound wines can even be found among the lighter Wachau categories.

Scores on JancisRobinson.com:
18 - A cut above superior
17 - Superior
16 - Distinguished

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