Prager Gruner Veltliner Zwerithaler Kammergut Smaragd 2021
“Full bottle just 1,268 g. From a 0.34-ha plot of ungrafted, low-yielding 100-year-old vines planted before the First World War. The vineyard is a ‘near-monopole’ of Prager and a sub-plot of Buschenberg. Prager only started making this as a separate wine from 2015 and Zwerithaler means ‘nestled between the valleys’.
Very pale straw. Nose still very reticent. But great riches on the palate. Like a luscious fruit salad with more than a little cantaloupe melon in it. Very powerful and long with just enough acidity and layers of opulent fruit. Big and bold. This should have quite a long life and would probably stand up to being served with a game dish. The richer end of the Grüner scale! Drink: 2022-2032. 17 points”
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com (09/22)