Green pear and lemon zest characterize the nose of this concentrated, salty wine. Zesty citrus notes give both texture and direction on the taut palate, which shimmers with savory, yeasty, miso-like saltiness. A very delicious, impactful little package that is sure to unfold beautifully. Drink 2020–2030.
95 points, Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2018)
Fermented in a large oak Fuder, the 2016 Loibner Grüner Veltliner Ried Loibenberg was picked very early (around the 10th of October), far earlier than its peers. Bottled in June, this is a beautifully precise and elegantly flavored Veltliner that is much more terroir-driven than fruit-driven. The wine shows a ripe but flinty flavored nose that indicates great purity. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, elegant and enormously salty Loibenberg with great intensity but also tension, finesse and purity. This has fine tannins and a stunningly complex finish—one of the very best Loibenbergs of the vintage. Only 1,200 liters produced. Tasted July 2017.
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Issue # 232 - Aug 2017)
A charming version, for the those who value grace over power, with a silky texture and a distinctive vein of white chocolate running through the flavors of baked pineapple and nutmeg. A streak of saltiness emerges midpalate, leading to a finish that echoes with spice and beeswax accents. Best from 2020 through 2027. 15 cases imported.
93 points, Aleks Zecevic, Wine Spectator (Feb 2019)
Spicy apples and pears as well as hints of nectarines and minerals. A graceful, structured palate with fresh acidity and a lithe finish. Not the most intense but so well made. Refined and tight. Drink now. Screw cap.
93 points, James Suckling (Oct 2017)