Tuesday, January 08, 2013

World Class Sauvignon Blanc

Who would have thought all those years ago...when the words 'Austrian Whites' made people wide-eyed. What a sea of beauty it has become. Here three TOP properties in Styria...miss them if you dare!




Erwin Sabathi Sauvignon Blanc
Pössnitzberg Limited 111 2008
South Styria, Austria

What an aroma...cassis and top class gooseberries with a touch of lychees...then banana...this is a desert island without all the sand.
The palate is just so silky...quite full...but with a dash of sea air minerals...tropical with a touch of citrus... a hedonistic juice.
Points 18

Walter Skoff
Sauvignon Blanc Royal 2009
South Styria, Austria

Exotic aromas...lychees...tobacco and vanilla...sweet biscuits...it defies the 14.5% alcohol...sparkling diamonds....roast nuts...minerals.
Very good indeed.
Points 17.5






Polz Sauvignon Blanc
Hochgrassnitzberg Reserve
Große STK Lage 2007
South Styria, Austria

Another beauty...an aroma full of spiky grapefruit....extreme peaches...lovely balance...spicy oak...smooth as silk....
Points 17.5


















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