From the Kitzeck-Sausal district and grown on coralline limestone at 400 to 450 meters above sea level, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Flamberg –GSTK– comes in with 15% Morillon (a.k.a. Styrian Chardonnay) and fascinates because of its elegant roundness and juiciness. The nose is fine and aromatic and, for the moment, offers more Chardonnay features, with a delicate sur lie and oak tone, than Sauvignon. Juicy but also finessed and vivacious on the palate, with remarkable finesse and salinity, this is a gorgeously juicy, round and less phenolic Sauvignon. The finish, however, is tight, mineral and fresh, with salt and grip and persistent power paired with elegance and finesse.
93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (May 2021)
Slight smoke and a hint of green bell pepper are all that the shy nose reveals. The palate adds beautiful lime zest, ripe Mirabelle and more of smoke. There is a lovely, zesty freshness at the core and beautiful aromatic length. The finish is lipsmacking and long. Drink 2022–2032.
93 points, Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2021)