St. Michael-Eppan Sanct-Valentin Sauvignon
2010 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2012
The 2010 Sauvignon Sanct-Valentin emerges from the glass with expressive layers of green pears, white peaches, sage, tomato leaf and mint. This is a fairly restrained, mineral-driven vintage for the Sauvignon Sanct-Valentin, but it works beautifully here. I especially like the energy and sheer verve in the 2010. Intense mineral notes linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.
89 pts. Wine Spectator: Web only – 2012
A modest Sauvignon, with hints of lemon, green pear, melon rind, tarragon and stone. Snappy and a bit shy on flavor today, with a lip-smacking finish. Drink now through 2014.