96 Points Wine Advocate - Planted in 1998 with 110 diverse genotypes and several rootstocks, the golden-yellow colored 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein displays a deep, yet very clear and pure, fascinatingly aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits and crushed stones. Full-bodied, complex and very salty, this is a rich and highly elegant as well as intense Veltliner with great tension and a stimulating grip and salinity in the finish. Great complexity and length.
94 Points Vinous - Luscious honeydew and Persian melon are strongly accented by white pepper and fresh ginger, with an underlying sense of stoniness further helping to supply contrast and to push back against a ripeness so generous (and an acidity relatively low) that despite harboring only a few grams of residual sugar, the wine hints at sweetness. Surprisingly and delightfully, the seductively lingering finish exhibits a striking sense of transparency to spicy, smoky, peppery and crystalline mineral nuances that belies the wine's dominant lushness and ripeness. Not for the first time, this wine from 20-year-old vines makes a strong case for the virtues of genetic diversity.