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Boasting fruit from a single vineyard in the famed Gaisberg site of Kamptal, the 2012 Hirsch Gaisberg Riesling Resere will astound you! The 2012 Hirsch Gaisberg Riesling Reserve carries the outstanding “Erste Lange”, or First Growth classification, named for wines from the top vineyard sites of Austria. David Schildknecht of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate went ballistic over this releasee from 40 year old Riesling vines from one of Hirsch’s top sites. He scored it 94 points for its “memorable richness” and entering its prime drinking window now and for at least the next 5+ years. We jumped on every single case that was left in the market. The wine has just arrived, but you’ll need to act fast-there’s not much of this left. Cheers! "Medium green-yellow hue. Enticing aromas of ripe yellow tropical fruit, sweet stone fruit, delicate orange blossom honey, smoky mineral characters. Sappy, silky-sweet texture, finely structured acidity; elegant and persistent, hints of apricot on the finish, great development potential. This single vineyard Riesling is sourced from 40-year-old vines that thrive on the terraced slopes of the famous Zöbinger Gaisberg vineyard. The eroded primary rock soils offer ideal preconditions for Riesling. Due to their expressive fruit and mineral character, wines from this site tend to charm quite early, yet excel with remarkable ageing potential. This wine is a wonderful companion for many dishes with white meat as well as stew, numerous vegetarian dishes and sea fish, but also an exciting match to aged hard cheeses." -Winery [+]