2010 Nikolaihof Riesling Smaragd Vom Stein, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$75.00USD

Consumed over two nights.  Consistent.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has diesel fuel, lemons and salinity.  On the palate, this is dry.  Slightly viscous texture.  Grapefruit with underlying minerality.  Slightly bitter grapefruit pith on the finish.  This is youthful but approaching maturity.  It probably should be consumed in the next seven to ten years.  This will work with almost any food, but sea food or poultry would be best.  It will work better with food than on its own.  

2015 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Loibner Klostersatz, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$39.00USD

This is resally drinking nicely right now.  Maybe give it just a bit of air.  Light golden in color.  The nose has peas, slight white pepper and pears.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this has good, not intense acidity.  Nice mouthfeel.  The pears continue thru and give it some edge.  Very persistent finish.  Drinking well, it won't get better but should last for another five years.  A nice match with lighter summer foods or on its own.