2017 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Graßnitzberg, Austria, Südsteiermark, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

One of the truly special producers of Sauvignon Blanc from Austria.  Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight at first but opens to show limes, slight lemons, nice minerality and a variety of wildflowers and herbs (sort of like standing in a field).  Medium bodied.  Dry.  On the palate, this is complex with minerality and the display or herbal notes along with some lemon qualities.  A very long finish.  World class.  Drinking well, if young now, this seems like it could easily go another twenty years.  Great on its own, this will work well with seafood but also Thai food. 

2017 Hannes Sabathi Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik, Austria, Südsteiermark, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

A Sauvignon Blanc from Austria, this was produced using sustainable farming methods.  12.5% ABV.  Silvery gold in color with a slight copper hue.  Clear and bright.  The nose is initially mineral driven but with a bit of air, some green pepper notes emerge.  With a bit more air, some lemons come out.  Finally, after almost two hours of air, there are some grassy notes along with some tropical fruit (papaya).  Fascinating to observe the evolution of the nose.