Staff Pick

Alzinger Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Riesling 2013

9.17 ratings on Delectable
$57

Alzinger's expression of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner from Austria's Wachau stands out for its shimmering complexity and poise. Wines across Leo Alzinger's range posses a rare combination of power and mineral grace. Botrytis is avoided at picking in order to showcase the clearest possible expression of terroir. And wines are fermented dry. The completely south-facing Loibenberg vineyard produces his most powerful Riesling, but the mineral edge and Leo's delicate touch make it perfectly balanced. 2013 has shaped up to be perhaps the greatest vintage in the Wachau in 15 years.

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Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Y

Steely but full bodied, petrol notes. Delicious like an Alsatian

Steely but full bodied, petrol notes. Delicious like an Alsatian

8.9

Jeremy Noye Delectable Pro

CEO Morrell & Company

Love this vintage at Alzinger.

Love this vintage at Alzinger.

9.3

Jonathan Wood

More exuberant (a bit) than the Hollerin, but still tight and wanting much time.

More exuberant (a bit) than the Hollerin, but still tight and wanting much time.

9.1

Darin Kendrick

2013 #pigroast2015

2013 #pigroast2015

9.3

Henry Kahn

2013

2013

9.4