Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pichler Perfect

A break in the summer...so a quick walk in case it rained...to a local eatery.
As it was cool I thought I should be taking a red wine along to drink...but a white it was.
The starter was some fresh Calamari with salad...followed by some Turbot.

Not being a big fan of Robert Parker's style of wines...I have to agree with his comments...
'F.X. Pichler is the Chateau Latour, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Zind-Humbrecht, Sandrone and Helen Turley of the Wachau'

There was some discussion in certain wine circles in Germany and Austria about the 2011 Pichler wines. Some long-term customers of Weingut F.X. Pichler claimed to have detected some unpleasant notes in the wines recently and have communicated their findings on facebook.
A tasting with experts and the vineyard owner Lucas...found the wines to be perfect.
Media madness!

Franz Xaver passed over the reins to son Lucas in 1999.


F.X. Pichler Loibner Steinertal Riesling  Smaragd 2011
Wachau, Austria

Reined in nose...more elegant than many Smaragd...a touch of honey and a trace of lychees.
Crunchy minerals...citrus fruits...lovely weight in the mouth...surprisingly ready...complex but easy to please.
What a delicious wine...and the bottle emptied.
Points 18


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