Thanks to a generous friend, we were able to taste excellent wines before the remaining bottles go to one of the next auctions.
This wine got a gold medal at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021 as the best Sauvignon out of 1200 wines. Also for us, this wine is one of the best Sauvignons. The Riegelnegg Olwitschhof 2018 Ried Sernauberg Sauvignon Blanc Exzellenz has herbs, gooseberries, floor wax, cassis leaves, full-body, density, power and a long finish. It is creamy and mineral and unusually elegant for a Sauvignon. 19/20 points.
The Chateau Magdelaine 1989 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is a typical high-class Bordeaux with cassis, powdered sugar, blossoms, liquorice and lots of fruit. It has full-body, fine tannin, phenolic, structure and a long finish. It has everything you would expect from a Premier Cru. 19.3/20 points. The last vintage was 2011, now it is part of Chateau Belair Monange.
The Lopez de Heredia Zaconia Abocado without vintage is a sweet bottling from the 40s. It has a lot of roasted caramel, roasted almonds and coffee. It is complex and full-bodied with a medium sweetness and a medium to long finish. 18.8/20 points.
All wines were served blind and so we thought it might be a Sauternes: The De Bortoli 1992 Noble One Botrytis Semillon explodes with powdered sugar, butter-caramel and herbs out of the glass. It has full-body, a good acidity for balance, power, density and medium to long finish. It is very sweet and very similar to a power Sauternes. This is really Australian history. 18.3/20 points.