2018 - James Suckling

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2017 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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2018 - James Suckling

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2018 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I enjoyed a very special afternoon with winemaker Rudi Kofler visiting the extreme vineyard sites above the town of Terlano, located halfway between Bolzano and Merano along the Adige River valley. The Vorberg vineyards are planted at near vertical inclines ...

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2018 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I enjoyed a very special afternoon with winemaker Rudi Kofler visiting the extreme vineyard sites above the town of Terlano, located halfway between Bolzano and Merano along the Adige River valley. The Vorberg vineyards are planted at near vertical inclines ...

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2013 - Antonio Galloni presents Vinous

  • Pinot Bianco 2002 '98

    95 points
    The 1998 Chardonnay Rarita is a bit brighter and more focused than the 1999 tasted alongside. Utterly impeccable, the 1998 impresses for its vibrancy and pure energy. Given the wine's freshness, there is every reason to think the 1998 will enjoy a long and broad drinking window. This is a yet another fabulous showing from Terlano. What else is new?
  • Pinot Bianco 2002 '99

    94+ points
    Succulent apricots and peaches emerge effortlessly from the 1999 Chardonnay Rarita. Rich, round and beautiful, the 1999 nevertheless possesses more than enough minerality to develop beautifully for a number of years. There is a lot to admire in this inviting Chardonnay from Terlano.
  • Quarz '10

    94+ points
    Smoke, crushed rocks, wet stones, juicy peaches and sage captivate the senses in Terlano's 2010 Sauvignon Quarz, one of the flagships in the range. Rich, textured and totally inviting, the 2010 is all about vivid crystalline purity and minerality. The 2010 can be enjoyed today, but it also appears to have more than enough vibrancy to drink well for a number of years. Today, it is flat-out striking.
  • Pinot Bianco 2002 '96

    94 points
    The 1996 Pinot Bianco Rarita has acquired lovely complexity in bottle since I first tasted it a few years ago. Rich, round and elegant on the palate, today the 1996 stands out for its pure textural richness. Beguiling hints of truffle, honey, slate and earthiness add nuance on the articulate finish.
  • Vorberg '10

    94 points
    The 2010 Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg is all about tension. Tasted after the 2009, the 2010 is quite a bit brighter in its aromas and flavors, with fewer of the buttery, tropical notes found in the 2009 and more distinct shades of white fleshed fruit.The saline-infused finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. I imagine the 2010 will still be a spectacular bottle at age 20. Today, it is a mere infant.
  • Nova Domus '09

    93+ points
    The 2009 Nova Domus emerges from the glass with a rich tapestry of lychee, ripe pears, smoke, anise and spices. It is interesting to see how the Nova Domus, a Pinot Bianco/Chardonnay/Pinot Bianco blend, is fresher than the straight Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg in this vintage, probably because of the high altitude of these parcels. There is more than enough minerality in the glass to make me think the 2009 will age gracefully for years.
  • Porphyr '09

    93+ points
    Another drop-dead gorgeous, totally sensual wine, the 2009 Lagrein Riserva Porphyr is stunning in its pure beauty. Bacon fat, raspberry jam, rosemary, French oak and cloves all form a tapestry of immense beauty. The flavors are impeccably layered throughout in a wine that is all about elegance and silkiness. The 2009 isn't as huge as some previous versions, and that works to its advantage in along the full breadth of varietal character to come alive in the glass.
  • Vorberg '09

    92 points
    The 2009 Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg emerges from the glass with floral-infused honey, butter, chamomile and ripe, succulent apricots. This is an especially succulent white that emphasizes texture and lushness over minerality. Layers of open, expressive fruit build nicely to the rich, creamy finish. I imagine the 2009 will enjoy a broad drinking window. I have a slight preference for the 2010, but would be tempted to serve the 2009 with richer cuisines that can handle the wine's weight.
  • Kreuth '10

    92 points
    The 2010 Chardonnay Kreuth is another drop-dead gorgeous wine. Rich, buttery tropical notes appear on the bouquet, but the wine is a bit more linear and vibrant on the palate than the aromatics suggest. There is a tension and pure energy in the 2010 that is highly appealing. The Terlano house style and the signature of this terroir come through in spades. The 2010 can be enjoyed today or cellared. Terlano brought this fruit in starting on September 5th, normal by the house's standard. The 2010 was aged predominantly in cask and the malo was partially blocked.
  • Winkl '11

    91 points
    Terlan's 2011 Sauvignon Winkl is exceptional. It is the only wine in the house's mid-level range that is aged in steel with blocked malo, an approach that works especially well, especially in warm years like 2011. Juicy peaches, apricots, mint and flowers are all woven together beautifully. The 2011 captures a gorgeous combination of ripeness and acidity, with superb length, focus and balance. The typical Sauvignon notes are there, but they are seamlessly integrated with the fruit and the wine's overall structure. Once gain, the Winkl is one of the great Alto Adige Sauvignons.
  • Terlaner '11

    90 points
    The 2011 Terlaner Classico is fabulous on its own, but ever more so within the context of the year. Expressive aromatics meld into layers of beautifully delineated fruit in a vibrant, polished white loaded with personality. A traditional blend of 60% Pinot Blanc, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, the Terlaner is drop-dead gorgeous. The Sauvignon adds a bit of acidity and brightness that this vintage needs. A precise, crystalline finish rounds things out beautifully. Once again, the Terlaner Classico is a fabulous introduction to the wines of Terlano, and also a great value.
  • Pinot Grigio '11

    90 points
    Terlan's 2011 Pinot Grigio will make believers out of skeptics of this overplanted white grape. A gorgeous, delineated bouquet leads to crisp apples, white flowers and crushed rocks. Clean mineral notes support the nuanced finish. I am not sure how Terlano achieves this level of quality so consistently, but the 2011 Pinot Grigio is another winner.