The Salzl Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve grows on sandy soil, in a vineyard in Illmitz that is appropriately named Sandriegel. As a rule, the wine spends 12 months in 100% new barriques in order to unfold its full splendor, a real luxury in this (price) class!
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve by Salzl is a little more opulent than its predecessor, stylistically more reminiscent of the full 2015, with its juicy fullness, the very good extract and its soft aftertaste. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, black berries, blackberries and coconut can be found. As usual, this wine has an enchanting charm and an aging potential of 10+ years, provided it is stored properly.
Peter Moser from Falstaff magazine rates the 2018 Caberner Sauvignon Reserve from Salzl with 91/100 points and writes, quote: "Deep dark ruby garnet, opaque core, violet reflections, delicate lightening of the edges. Fine notes of cassis, a hint of cardamom, black plums , floral touch, inviting bouquet. Juicy, firm, some leafy tannins, herbal notes, fresh fruit, will benefit from aging in the bottle."
|Optimal drinking||now until 2030|
|Analysis Data||14.0% ABV; 5.1 g/L acid; 1.4 g/L residual sugar|
|Ageing||12 months in 100% new Barriques|
|Grape variety||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Ratings||91/100 Falstaff (2018 vintage)|
|Type||dry red wine|
Filler: Salzl Seewinkelhof GmbH, AT-7142 Illmitz, Burgenland/Austria
Produced in Austria - contains sulphites