A) 2013 Kirchmayer "Katl", Kamptal, Austria
youthful, restrained aroma of citrus and pineapple; confected aroma, interchangeable with GV in the nose; fresh acid, balance and finesse, persistent finish.
B) 2012 Vergelen, Schaapenberg, South Africa
green tea, steely, racy aroma, restrained; slightly vegetal aromas; fresh acid but richness of fruit, velvety, purity/grassy.
C) 2012 Hannes Sabathi, Kranachberg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
genereous fruit concentration, balanced, youthful; salty element, richness of fruit, fresh acid, lengthy
D) 2011 Clos Henri, Marlborough, New Zealand
exotic, fruit forward, generous; racy acid element, fresh, crisp grassy herbaceousness, well balanced but depth of fruit on the palate, richness and finesse to be found.
E) 2012 Domaine Vacheron, "Les Romains", Sancerre, France
open, fruitforward, grassy, herbaceousness, developed, richness on the front attack, fossile limestone, salty element,
balanced, more citrus and herbaceousness on the palate.
F) 2012 Winkler-Hermaden, Kirchleiten G STK Lage, Südoststeiermark, Austria
Maggi, restrained, whiff of SO2, fruitforward, bitter, rather imbalanced.
G) 2012 Kocijancic, Zanut, Goriska Brda, Slovenia
modern, musty, youthful, present acid, full body, richness of fruit, fullish, warm finish.
H) 2012 Neumeister, Moarfeitl G STK Lage 2012, Südoststeiermark, Austria
restrained character, rather shy; young, crisp acid element, freshness, still way to go, saltiness, tingles on your
I) 2011 Wolfi Maitz, Hochstermetzberg G STK Lage 2011, Südsteiermark, Austria
candied fruit, slight caramel, a bit shy, youthful; moderate acidity but freshness kicks in, full bodied, warm finish
but balanced, 1987 planted (small barrel; 2011 vintage still vinified with cultured yeasts).
J) 2011 Cloudy Bay, Te Koko, Marlborough, New Zealand
tea, kerosin, a bit catpee; fresh acid, fullness but at the same time there is freshness to be found, layered but this
is not entirely in balance, warm finish.
K) 2011 Erwin Sabathi, Pössnitzberg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
restrained character, lemon, youthful; ripe acid element, focus on lime, elegance, purity, a light saline character,
purity of fruit, balanced, refreshing finale.
L) 2011 Von Winning, 500, Pfalz, Germany
a different interpretation of Sauvignon Blanc at a high level; crisp, layered, refreshing, pure, juicy, elegant and
persistently long, ripe, wonderful reductive element of roasted poppyseed makes you long for more!
M) 2011 Henri Bourgeois, d'Antan, Sancerre, France
ripe gooseberry, very accessible, herbal, youthful; refreshing acid element, salty character, roots, layered, finesse
and elegance, persistent.
N) 2011 Andi Kollwentz, Methusalemreben Steinmühle, Burgenland, Austria
restrained, citrus; slight burnt rubber, full bodied but there is a good deal of freshness on the palate, saline,
citrus and lemon, lengthy finale!!!
O) 2011 Chateau Margaux, Pavillon Blanc, Margaux, Bordeaux, France
reductive, seductive, youthful; lots of elegance, depth of fruit, liveliness, layers, complex wine, long and pure
finale! This is fine wine!
P) 2011 Alois Gross, Ratscher Nussberg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
great fruit concentration, youthful; elegant, freshness, still lively and way to go, freshness, a bit linear after the
Pavillon Blanc. Harvest from Sep 16-20 (earliest harvest to-date for the Nussberg)
Q) 2011 Sattlerhof, Kranachberg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
ripe exotic mango and gooseberry, richness but balanced; spicy acidity, richness of fruit, lots of spice on the
midpalate, exotic paired with restrained elements, lengthy finish, layered!
R) 2011 Benjamin Dagueneau, Silex, Pouilly-Fumé, France
open, gooseberry, developed, citrus; fresh acid, fresh character all the way, tannin quite present, lively element,
saline, persistence until the very end.
S) 2011 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Péssac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
restrained fruit, yellow fruit, youthful; linoleum, caramel, layers but not quite attractive, richness of fruit on the
palate, fullness, smoky finish.
T) 2011 Manfred Tement, Zieregg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
reductive element, very attractive nose, beautiful fruit, finesse, length, precision, elegance, beauty, saline, long!
fine wine indeed!
U) 2011 Erich & Walter Polz, Hochgrassnitzberg G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
open, grapey, youthful, purity of fruit; ripe acid, cellar-driven, generous fruit, still young and a bit
V) 2011 Kellerei Terlan, Quarz, Alto Adige, Italy
open, youthful, ripe mango; fresh character, purity of fruit, elegance and fullness at the same time, lengthy finish,
opens up nicely.
W) 2011 Château Pape Clement Blanc, Graves, Bordeaux, France
caramel, white nuts, complex, layered; cognac, ripe acidity, generous fruit, quite alcoholic, rather lacks in elegance;
long, warm persistence.
X) 2011 Lackner-Tinnacher, Welles G STK Lage, Südsteiermark, Austria
clear, fresh elements, youthful, bright fruit; ripe acid element, full bodied but elegant, white elderflower and ripe lemon, med-long finale.