Domaine Wachau, Riesling Smaragd Ried Singerriedel 2018
Singerriedel is a wind-shielded, steeply terraced vineyard at the eastern end of Spitz. It is considered to be among the best vineyard sites in the Wachau. The stony soil conserves the heat from the warm temperatures until late in the evening. The old, weathered gneiss soil is covered by a thin layer of silicate-rich brown earth. Singerriedel is famous for ripe, concentrated Rieslings with stone-fruit aromas and pronounced mineral character. Opens very reductive but bright and precise on the nose which shows white peach aromas. Super precise, salty and fresh, this is a piquant and tight-knit Riesling of great finesse, elegance, complexity and intensity, with juicy apricot on the stimulatingly aromatic, refreshing finish. A gorgeous long distance runner that tastes sexy already like a Staud Marillenkonfitüre. Score is 93+, Robert Parker et al.