NIKOLAIHOF Riesling 'Steiner Hund' 2012

2016 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #6

The 2012 Steiner Hund Riesling from Nikolaihof is an absolutely incredible wine, and seems to offer a more immediate drinking window than recent vintages. This Riesling opens with captivating aromas Meyer lemon, wild herbs, fennil seed, crushed limestone, fresh white flowers, followed by a secondary layer of honey, green apple, and fresh mineral which make it impossible to resist. On the palate this elegant wine displays remarkable precision, coupled with a creamy texture that is beautifully balanced by gorgeous acidity. Everything comes together in the long, vibrant and simply delicious finish. This white is hard to resist now, but should continue to gain complexity and character over the next two decades. Steiner Hund is regarded as one of the best vineyards for Riesling in all of Austria and the 2012 from Nikolaihof is a wonderful example of the quality that can come from this vineyard. (Best 2018-2035) - June, 2016 (MD)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: June, 2016
  • Producer: Nikolaihof
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2018-2035
  • Estimated Value: $78
  • Country: Austria
  • Region: Wachau
  • Appellation: Wachau
  • Importer: Skurnik Wines

NIKOLAIHOF Riesling Steiner Hund

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