Nikolaihof Riesling Steiner Hund Reserve 2012

Wachau
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£39.95 per bottle
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95 Points - David Schildknecht (Vinous.com)

Prominent lemony brightness and underlying alkalinity do not convey an immediate impression of such a ripe, sunny vintage as this was. Aromatically alluring sea breeze, fennel pollen, and green and black tea persist in the mouth, where this wine also grabs hold of the palate and salivary glands in an outpouring of lemon-drenched oyster liquor. The combination of polish and clarity on display is similarly striking, though by no means unusual in an installment of what is in effect the Nikolaihof’s iconic offering. The long, vibrant finish displays kaleidoscopic flavor interactions no less memorable or mesmerizing for their being nuanced and understated; nor is there any let-up in the onrush of marine salinity.

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Region
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Appellation
Grape Variety
Style
Medium-bodied, dry white
Food Match
Salty Foods, Fish/Shellfish
ABV
12.5%

Taste & Aroma

Score:95

Prominent lemony brightness and underlying alkalinity do not convey an immediate impression of such a ripe, sunny vintage as this was. Aromatically alluring sea breeze, fennel pollen, and green and black tea persist in the mouth, where this wine also grabs hold of the palate and salivary glands in an outpouring of lemon-drenched oyster liquor. The combination of polish and clarity on display is similarly striking, though by no means unusual in an installment of what is in effect the Nikolaihof’s iconic offering. The long, vibrant finish displays kaleidoscopic flavor interactions no less memorable or mesmerizing for their being nuanced and understated; nor is there any let-up in the onrush of marine salinity.

David Schildknecht

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Region

The Wachau region is situated in Lower Austria, 80 kilometres West of Vienna, Austria’s capital. Its wine making history dates back as far as the Roman settlements in the medieval times. Along the banks of the River Danube, vines enjoy the steep and stony soil conditions, with maximum exposure to the sun. This creates some of Austria’s most popular fine wines, including Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. The most famous and one of the largest vineyards is Domaine Wachau, which is situated just outside of the walls of the city of Dürnstein. With around 440 hectares of vineyards, this vineyard produces approximately 30% of the region’s wine.

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