Wine Advocate: 93pts
The 2013 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Spitzer Point comes from the oldest vines (up to 45 years old on sandy soils) of the warm southwest site in the Spitzer Graben. It offers ultraripe fruit aromas along with some mineral flavors on the nose. Rich, intense and juicy on the palate, this elegant and powerful Veltliner reveals a nice mineral acidity, but less finesse and transparency compared to the Limited Edition. Stephan Reinhardt, Apr 2015
Wine Spectator: 93pts
Powerful and rich, with lots of smoky accents to the apple pastry, dried apricot and custard flavors. Sumptuous midpalate, presenting a long finish loaded with autumn spice and creamy notes. Drink now through 2021. 300 cases made.