Tasting results by James Suckling – November 2018
93 points | Vigna AU Chardonnay Riserva 2015
A layered and richer chardonnay with cooked apples and just the right amount of vanilla and toasted oak. Full-bodied, dens yet not heavy. Fresh and crisp at the finish. Some smoke, too. Drink now or hold.
93 points | RACHTL Sauvignon Blanc Riserva 2015
Very typical sauvignon character of limes, celery and fennel on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered and very flavorful. Shows tension and focus. Drink now.
93 points | LINTICLARUS Pinot Noir Riserva 2015
A delicious pinot with raspberries, boysenberries, lemon and orange peel, dried rose petals and cloves. Medium-to full-bodied and very subtle but direct at the same time with grainy tannins, bright acidity and a medium to long finish that’s medium chewy. Drink now or hold.
93 points | LINTICLARUS Lagrein Riserva 2015
This shows some real complexity, ranging from blackcurrants, underbrush and dried herbs to a touch of vanilla and bark. Full-bodied and nicely structured on the palate with firm tannins, which help keep the dark layers of fruit edgy and focussed. Drink in 2020.
92 points | FELDMARSCHALL VON FENNER Müller-Thurgau 2016
The aromas of limes and green mangoes are so prevalent here. Very perfumed. Full-bodied, deep and very intense with fantastic fruit and very attractive bitter-lemon flavor at the end. Drink now. Screw cap.
92 points | TURMHOF Chardonnay 2017
A delicious and pure chardonnay with aromas and flavors of cooked apples, pears and light cream. Full-bodied and very flavorful. Long and fresh finish. An energetic and less heavy chardonnay to try. Drink now.
92 points | TURMHOF Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The lime and cooked-apple character is very intense here with hints of peaches. Full-bodied, layered and very rich with a long and fresh finish. Fruitier than some sauvignons, but always in check. Drink now. Screw cap.
92 points | TURMHOF Pinot Grigio 2017
This is a delicious pinot grigio with dried-pear, mango and light apple-skin character. Phenolic texture, too. Full-bodied, layered and absolutely delicious. Drink now.
90 points | TURMHOF Pinot Noir 2017
Shows pretty primary fruit such as blueberries, as well as lavender and citrus. Light to medium body, fine tannins and a crunchy finish. Drink now. Screw cup.
90 points | ANNA Pinot Bianco 2017
Extremely perfumed with fresh kiwis and mangoes, as well as hints of almonds. Full-bodied, round and fruity with just a hint of lemon peel at the end and a drive of fresh acidity. Drink now.