Knoll, Weingut Emmerich
Wachau, Austria
Ried Schutt
Gruner Veltliner
Aging golden hue yet still with glints of green, nicely viscous appearance. The nose is extremely ripe with papaya, melon, red apple scents to overripe pineapple, very herbaceous as well, slight white pepper element, gets much smokier as it opens. Medium-bodied, feels as if it has shed weight over time. Retains a clingy, rubbery sensation in the mouth feel. Large scaled floral dimension grabs your attention then segues to orange peel and honey. The peach, apricot, melon fruit less tropical here yet shows little loss of ripeness and roundness. Tends towards a more gentle finish where it comes across as completely relaxed.
89 points