Prager Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd Riesling 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Prager Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd Riesling 2018 750ml
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Prager Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd Riesling 2018

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Category White Wine
Origin Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
Brand Prager
Austrian Riesling is often defined by elevated levels of dry extract thanks to a lengthy ripening period and freshness due to dramatic temperature swings between day and night. Wachstum Bodenstein's high elevation, bordering the forest at the top of the mountain, produces one of Prager's most mineral and finessed Rieslings. Riesling's high acidity makes it one of the most versatile wines at the table. Riesling can be used to cut the fattiness of foods such as pork or sausages and can tame some saltiness. Conversely, it can highlight foods such as fish or vegetables in the same way a squeeze of lemon or a vinaigrette might.
James Suckling
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The unique climatic situation of the highest altitude riesling vineyard in the Wachau (460 meters above sea level) in the warm 2017 vintage has resulted in astonishing aromatic complexity - from apples to pineapples via blackberries and peaches - and tremendous vitality that has produced a very long, leaping and bounding finish. Drink or hold. (Oct 2018)

Wine Spectator
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Multidimensional, with one layer emerging after another. A wave of white peach and roasted pineapple flavors leads the way to the spice and chamomile notes, followed by an intense saltiness from minerality. All the elements are connected by a vivid structure that gives this focus. Seamless from start to finish, this imparts lots of pleasure now, but give it a few more years. Best from 2020 through 2033. 450 cases made. -AZ (Feb 28 2019)

Wine Advocate
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From 20+-year-old vines with different genetics (mostly Geisenheim clones), the 2017 Riesling Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein is from the highest vineyards of the domaine (Weissenkirchen Hinterseiber at 400+ meters above sea level) and offers a flinty, fresh and lemon-scented bouquet with crushed stone aromas. It is a rich, dense and powerful, piquant and firmly structured but elegant Riesling with a long, intense and juicy finish. Very concentrated and promising but far too young. Tasted in Weissenkirchen/Wachau, September 2018.

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