89+/100 Punkte Robert Parker September 2017 The 2015 Oberflachs Auf der Mauer has a deep, pure, fine, licorice and dark cherry bouquet with oaky/toasty aromas. On the palate this is a charming, rich, pretty juicy and intense but rather broad and saturating Pinot Noir from a very steep, terraced, warm and dry vineyard. This is pretty rich and powerful but a less exciting Pinot Noir compared to the Rüeget.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker December 2018 The intensely yellow colored 2017 Aus den Dörfern Grüner Veltliner | Gemischter Satz offers deep, ripe and chalky fruit on the nose, with beautiful mineral freshness. On the palate, this is a perfectly round, lush and elegant white with great harmony, persistent fruit and stimulating mineral tension and salinity. This is Hannes Schuster's finest Aus den Dörfern (which literally means "from the villages") so far. The grapes are sourced in Sankt Margarethen, Oslip and Schützen, and each village is harvested and vinified together. The whole blend includes only a few single-plot vinificatons. Tasted October 2018.
90/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Oct 15, 2014 A polished, modern style, boasting vanilla and spicy oak notes to match the black cherry and plum flavors. Rich and juicy, this balanced bottling lingers with fruit and spice accents on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2018.
90/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb 2017 This has a laserlike feel on the palate, featuring blackberry and boysenberry fruit focused by bracing acidity. Textbook Barbera, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2019. 400 cases imported.
92/100 Punkte Vinous, May 2019 The 2016 Barbera d'Alba is all class. Sumptuous and beautifully layered, the 2016 is a real joy to taste, even at this early stage. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, licorice, tobacco and sweet spice infuse a sumptuous, lush Barbera that hits all the right notes. This is a stellar showing from the Sandrone family.
91/100 Punkte Wine Spectator, Feb 2019 A polished, plush, ripe style of Barbera, with spicy overtones to the core of plum and blackberry fruit. Firm and balanced, though this could use a few months to integrate more fully. Fine length. Drink now through 2023.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019 The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a child of a hot vintage, and there's no missing its correspondingly sweet and dark fruit flavors. This vintage actually makes for an especially vibrant expression of Barbera, with solid notes of prune and spice. The fruit comes from parcels between Monforte d'Alba and Novello, from higher elevations where there is more wind and coolness. There is a pretty sweetness here and a nice balance and freshness considering the heat. You might pair this one with a beef-and-beet borscht topped with sour cream and dill.