Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most widely planted grape, but can also be increasingly found in Australia, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is a white grape that makes lean, fruity, racy wines. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Grüner Veltliner among our extensive Grüner Veltliner wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Grüner Veltliner reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Grüner Veltliner, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.

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F X Pichler 2013 Dürnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

A delightful citrus scent intrigues, suggesting yuzu or mandarin. The palate is richer and introduces notions of earth and that pithy, phenolic edge of serious Grüner Veltliner. The initial citrus on the nose returns with redoubled force on the streamlined, fresh and still tightly closed palate. Give this time to unwind, so that the fruit can fully express itself…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
96
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Emmerich Knoll 2012 Ried Loibenberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $92

Lusciously ripe, almost honeyed, pear fruit emanates from the glass. Underneath that is grapefruit zest and pith and a herbal, stony, earthy edge. The palate is rich and curvaceous but completely toned by a pervasive, lemony acidity that lends drive and linearity. This is already approachable, which is not to say that it doesn’t promise a lot of mileage: this will…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
96
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F X Pichler 2008 Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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An evocative spice and caramel aroma combine with ripe yellow peach. To taste, the peach comes through strongly, while the fabulous taut structure keeps the wine tightly wound with acidity and minerality. The final taste is just off dry.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
96
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F X Pichler 2008 M Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

M stands for Monumental as in powerful, impressive. This ripe, sweet Grüner is certainly that, a late-harvest wine of impeccable purity. Figs, mango and intense spice give an exotic feel to this opulent wine. It is beautifully layered, peeling back wonderful flavors.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
96
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Rudi Pichler 2008 Wösendorfer Kollmutz Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $97

This is the third vintage of Rudi Pichler’s Reserve from the Kollmutz Vineyard. It shows an extra richness over the already concentrated Smaragd, a powerhouse of intensity, spice, mango, oregano and lemon verbena crispness. The balance is already there, now the wine needs to mature.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
95
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Franz Hirtzberger 2013 Axpoint Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $55

The remarkably powerful nose takes time to open up, hinting at yellow flowers, fern fronds, beeswax and citrus. The palate is immensely concentrated but not heavy, with a sleek density and a feeling that this has barely begun to breathe. Hang on to this; soft sprays of pepper hint at the pleasure to come. Drink as of 2017.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
95
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Franz Hirtzberger 2013 Honivogl Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $92

Strikingly golden in color this tightly holds very ripe yellow pear fruit and dark honey. With time in glass, fresh and ripe pineapple tantalizes. The palate is concentrated and has a pleasantly bitter phenolic edge, stony definition and a core of freshness. The undeniably ripe fruit is still tightly corseted and will need cellaring to express itself. Drinks as of 2018.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Pichler-Krutzler 2013 Supperin Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $31

Floral notes play above the aromatic woodruff and fig-leaf aromas which make this incredibly enticing. The palate is slender, tight and totally concentrated. This is nervy, high-octane stuff, for now boasting lemon and pink grapefruit, without a single ounce of fat—and yet this is not ungenerous.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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