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Nikolaihof 2008 Vom Stein Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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  1. $62

Like many Nikolaihof wines, this one needs aging. It is beautifully textured, very perfumed with white currants and wildflower flavors followed by bright, steely acidity. Give this at least five years.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
94
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Nikolaihof 2004 Steiner Hund Reserve Riesling (Wachau)

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  1. $88

A wonderfully perfumed wine, the floral Riesling character just flying out of the glass. Those perfumes start a wine that has a tight, intense mineral character given a fine edge from acidity. But there are also secondary flavors of dried fruits, spices, violets. The finish is dry, crisp, delicious.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2009)
94
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Nikolaihof 1993 Vinothek Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $208

From Nikolaihof’s reserve library collection, this is living, vivid proof of the aging ability of Grüner Veltliner. The wine is still fresh, a lively line of acidity giving bite and shape to flavors of fresh almonds, dried fruits and a rounded final caramel taste. This is a wine to savor, to sip and relish.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2009)
94
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Nikolaihof 2005 Vom Stein Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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  1. $74

Structured with green plums and currants, this delicious, limpid wine envelops the palate with citrus and pure, crisp fruit flavors. A great expression of terroir-driven Riesling, with a mineral and steely structure to support the fruit.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2008)
94
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Nikolaihof 1991 Vinothek Trocken Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

  1. $130

This is a great wine, proof that Grüner Veltliner can age magnificently. It was kept in large wood casks for 15 years before bottling, resulting in mature aromas with white flower perfumes. On the palate, the fresh currant flavors are dominant. The flavors come together to form a ripe, complex wine.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2008)
93
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Nikolaihof 2014 Hefeabzug Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

  1. $25

Funky notes of yeast still dominate the nose, but there is an abundance of yellow, juicy pear and Russet apple once they blow off, framed by citrus freshness and underlined with a yeasty savoriness that recalls slightly pungent herbs like watercress and arugula. The finish is ultraclean.

 — A.K.  (9/1/2015)
93
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Nikolaihof 2014 Im Weingebirge Federspiel Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

A still closed note holds everything back; just a little earthiness shines through with the promise of ripe fruit. This is not about simple fruit, but texture and personality. Lemon zestiness plays on the lees-cushioned palate—and something tells me that this will not show its true but fascinating colors until at least 2017. Light-footed echoes of flavor are very…

 — A.K.  (9/1/2015)
93
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Nikolaihof 2014 Vom Stein Federspiel Riesling (Wachau)

This is so very young that the yeasty aromas of fermentation still cling on: There is earthiness and some funk—but underneath slumbers ripe stone fruit and wet stone. The palate is textured and tight, with a citric fault line of lemony acidity. The length is pure and thrilling, the body wonderfully light. Think sublimated lemon and you have it.

 — A.K.  (9/1/2015)
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