This time there are three white wines from different regions and a Barolo Riserva 1985.
The Walter Massa 2011 Derthona Costa del Vento is already very ripe for its age with amber colour and blossoms, nuts and red currant. The wine has middle-body and lemonade powder and gets red currant with air. 16/20 points.
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2006 Blanc is an archetypal White Bordeaux which is very durable and needs aeration, preferably a few hours in the decanter. It has an exploding and complex nose with vanilla, coffee, mocha, tangerine, orange zest and it is full-bodied, very dry, precise and oily. It needs a lot of air and time and gets better and better. 18.8/20 points.
It is one of the best wines from the Steiermark but always need a lot of time to reach its peek: Now the Neumeister 2008 Stradener Alte Reben Sauvignon Blanc starts to make a lot of fun. The wine has an expressive and sweetish nose with blossoms, and cassis. It is medium to full-bodied, dry, balanced and mineral with a medium to long finish. 18.8/20 points.
If you like fine traditional Barolo then Aurelio Settimo 1985 Barolo Rocche Riserva is your choice. The wine has an expressive nose with moss, undergrowth, tar, liquorice, iodine, some red currant, a full-body, lots of polished tannins, a long finish and a lot of red currant fruit on the palate. This is a perfect traditional Barolo from a great vintage from a lesser known winemaker. 19.3/20 points.