Tiefenbrunner – 19/03/2012

Pinot Bianco 2011
Actually had complexity and character in comparison to their equivalents north of the Alps.

Pinot Grigio 2011
Somewhere between the more familiar Italian style of crispness and freshness, and the rich slightly sweet alcoholic pinot gris style of Alsace. Texture and complexity, but dry and far from cloying. The higher up in quality with these varieties, the denser and more complex they become and the higher the potential for ageing.

Kirchleiten Sauvignon 2010 and 2011
Both on the sweaty and reductive side, with some complexity but lacking finesse and restraint.

Feldmarschall Muller Thurgau 2010, 2008 and 2007
Showed the potential for ageing, but also the need to have a cool and long vintage, as the 2007 was slightly too warm and the wine was falling away.

Pinot Nero Riserva 2009
Quite a robust caramel and coconut nose, showing a little too much oak and a tad heavy-handed on the tannins.

Lagrein Riserva 2009
By comparison is very full and complex, with soft tannins and great acids but a tad closed and youthful. It is a wine to be drunk now and cellared for later.

Linticlarus Cuvee 2009
A blend of Bordeaux varieties, had a slight menthol black olive nose and quite intense tannin and acidity, which has a lot to do with it being cabernet franc led.

Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Wonderful dark earthy nose with serious depth and complexity a soft tannins.

Some ines destined for Australia

Some ines destined for Australia

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