Great Reds from Great Terroirs

Sarah Mayo of flanking a host of wines at the ‘Great Reds from Great Terroirs’ tasting organised by the Austrian Wine Board. We tasted a perfumed Sassicaia 1982, a  floral-mint-soy nuanced Costa Russi 1998 from Gaja;  a delightfully aromatic, dry, herbal wine with minerals called Spitzerberg Blaufrankisch 2006 from Muhr van de Niepoort; a dense, layered Pichon-Baron 2003 with red pepper and soy marmite overtones; a  Pinot Noir reserve 2004 from Markowitsch with lashings of  forest fruit with sage, coriander and soft silky tannins and more. Twenty-two memorable wines in all.