A succulent style, boasting peach, yellow apple and melon notes, while celery and fleur de sel details add another dimension. Open but also a bit firm, with a texture that caresses the palate, while the minerally backbone imparts a bit of a grip in the end. Best from 2021 through 2028. 30 cases imported.
94 points, Aleks Zecevic, Wine Spectator (Oct 2019)
Quite a powerful dry white, but with wonderful elegance. The balance of mirabelle and fresh-herb aromas and fresh acidity is spot on. Ripe and lively finish. Drink or hold.
94 points, James Suckling (Oct 2018)
The 2017 Spitz Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Rotes Tor is very delicate and elegant on the nose. Rich, lush and powerful on the palate, this is an intense, firmly structured and persistent yet elegant Veltliner with lots of tension and impressive length. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018.
93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Issue # 240 - Dec 2018)