91 points -
Josef Jamek 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Liebenberg
- Weissenkirchen, Wachau
- White wine from Austria
- Drinking window: 2017 - 2024
Scents of pineapple, quince and apple project ripeness typical for this Jamek bottling, anticipating a full, lush, luscious, fruit-dominated midpalate. But whereas bitterness or drying from botrytis or high alcohol sometimes plagued early-21st-century Jamek Liebenberg bottlings, this one displays polish and refreshing primary juiciness. A faint suggestion of sweetness reinforces the succulent fruit dominance as well as the nut-cream accents of a finish that lingers soothingly, yet also delivers stimulating, varietally typical hints of white pepper.
David Schildknecht. Tasting date: June 2016