Vinous 2022


Terlaner I Primo Grand Cuvèe 2019

96+ points 

The 2019 Terlaner I Primo Grand Cuvée is youthfully backward and delicate, requiring coaxing to release its sweetly scented bouquet of peach skins, raw almonds, whole cream and smoke. It envelopes the senses with an elegant wave
of ripe orchard fruits and spice, boasting medium-bodied textures, yet also vibrant acidity that works to balance the expression perfectly. A saline tinge lingers through the finale, along with pretty inner florals and hints of chamomile, as this tapers off incredibly fresh. 

Vorberg Alto Adige Terlano Pinot Bianco Riserva 2019

95 points 

The 2019 Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg has an exotic flair, blending rich notes of vanilla custard with white flowers, crushed pears and hints of sweet spice. It’s silky and deeply textural, washing creamy waves of ripe orchard fruits across the palate, while leaving saline-minerals that create a more tactile feel. There are depths yet unseen here, as the 2019 comes across as densely packed and layered, yet with perfect balance and a tart citrus reverberation that adds
energy. It finishes long and lightly structured, leaving the palate completely refreshed. This is just a baby today, yet it is full of potential. 

Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus 2019

95 points 

The Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus seduces with baked apples and pears complemented by hints of almond paste and butter cream. Its round and silky textures fill the palate with ripe orchard fruits and sweet spices, while bright
acids create a juicy and high-energy expression. The balance within makes for a wholly satisfying yet also profound experience, as this tapers off long and fresh with candied citrus and striking florality. Simply stunning and in no fear of
decline, any collector with the 2010 in their cellar should consider themselves very lucky.

2008 Terlaner Rarity

94+ points

The 2008 Terlaner Rarity is unique in the best possible way, pulling you toward the glass to take in its delicate earth and botanical notes before blossoming further, with lemon oils giving way to fresh pear and hints of incense. Its depth of texture is perfectly matched by the brisk acids within, soothing with opulent waves of ripe orchard fruits and a subtle air of enriching custard and sweet spice. A caking of minerality lingers, balanced by glycerol, baked apple and hints of brown spice, as the 2008 Rarity tapers off with amazing length, yet also focus. A full minute goes by, and its presence still lingers. This is in wonderful form and thrilling to taste. The 2008 Rarity is a blend of 85% Pinot Bianco, 10% Chardonnay and 5% Sauvignon Blanc that spent ten years refining on its lees.

Quarz Alto Adige Terlano Sauvignon Blanc 2020

93+ points

The word ‘spicy’ doesn’t do the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Quarz justice, as this goes much deeper than that. Exotic curries, ginger, smoke and tomato leaf can all be found; yet beneath it all, there’s a vivid note of honeydew melon. This is
silky-smooth and pliant upon entry, yet it slowly saturates the palate in primary concentration, as pepper-tinged nectarine and lemon extracts resonate throughout. There’s so much youthful tension, power and staining depths within, and also a balancing flourish of sweet inner florals that lasts incredibly long. This is world-class Sauvignon.

Terlaner Alto Adige Terlano Cuvèe 2021

92 points 

The 2020 Terlaner Cuvée bursts from the glass with smoky crushed stones, dried flowers, apricots and the subtlest hint of confectionery spice. There’s an energy within that makes a first impression, coupled with sweet and sour citrus
tones and minerals, as young mango and hints of kiwi coast along its silk textures. This tapers off with tension and a salty flourish, leaving lemon oils and hints of spice behind. The Cuvée is a mix of 60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon that refines for five months in a mix of 20% large oak cask, and the rest in stainless steel. Frankly, this is gorgeous, especially for Terlano’s entry-level expression of Terlaner.