ANK-161

Riesling Steiner Hund, Nikolaihof

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Austria
Region:
Wachau
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Certified Biodynamic
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This leapfrogs over the ’11, which needs more time in the cellar. It’s complex and mysterious, still opening the morning shutters. The outline is clear but the details are obscure. It tastes beautiful but won’t yield to deconstruction. Why force it? There’s more here than it has the voice to say right now. The vineyard itself is one of Riesling’s noblest yet most inscrutable homes. The range of minerals and herbs it shows is nearly indescribable, if not incomprehensible. It also conveys a charge, as if space-dudes would land their ships here, or if you tried to catalogue the terroir using a Geiger-counter and the machine blew up in your hands. – Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2016-05-09