2006 Donabaum Setzberg Riesling Smaragd Wachau (Previously $42)
Complex and rich, with a mouthfilling array of peach, ripe apple, apricot and white chocolate flavors and notes of anise and smoke. Viscous, with a long, cream- and spice-filled finish. A hedonist's delight. Drink now through 2015.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium green-yellow. Inviting nose of intense stone fruits and delicate blossom honey backed with elegant minerality. Juicy and complex in the mouth, showing a flavorful core of fruit suspended in a refreshing acid structure. Apricot lingers on the finish of this nicely balanced wine. Already quite approachable and food-friendly. Drink from 2008 to 2014.
92 points from the Falstaff Wine Guide. Notes of petrol, fruits, and a very complex and long finish. This marks the second vintage of the Setzberg Riesling from Johann Donabaum. Perhaps less viscous than his Offenberg bottling, we found notes of petrol, subtle florals, and hints of citrus fruits at first swirl-and-sniff. On the palate we were greeted with more citrus notes (grapefruit primarily), and were knocked out by the epic length. A very complex wine that show off its elegance in its smooth presentation.