93/100 Punkte Stephen Tanzer
Medium green-yellow. A fascinating and complex nose opens with gooseberry and lemon balm, then reveals more ethereal nuances of mint and menthol before turning toward cassis. Juicy, peppery fruit is wrapped around a firm mineral core. The veil of roasted oak is more subtle than in past vintages of Zieregg sauvignon blanc. This is multilayered and persistent, but seems to float weightlessly. Ripe papaya, yellow currant and elderflower linger on the impressively long finish. This superb wine is quite possibly the best Austrian sauvignon since the 1997 Zieregg. Drink now through 2022.