The Coburg Wine Open is perhaps Austria’s most glamorous wine event of the year. A three day series of tastings is staged at the luxurious Palais Coburg, in the heart of Vienna’s first district. One can expect to meet the who’s who of the international wine world there – from international wine critics to the owners the world’s most prestigious wine estates.
This year’s Coburg Wine Open takes place from November 4th to the 6th. Featured tastings include the sensational Bordeaux vintage of 1959, iconic wines from the USA, and a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti tasting including vintages between 1932 and 1990.
Ticket prices are stiff, but are understood once one sees the list of wines and knows that Palais Coburg places discriminating priority on provenance and bottle condition. The most affordable tasting is a comparison of some of Austria’s very best white wines with great French classics from Alsace, the Loire Valley and Burgundy. The absolute highlight of this degustation will be a flight of all four Grand Cru of the villages Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet from some of the most highly regarded producers. Here’s a list of the wines to be tasted at that session:
2005 Bründlmayer Brut N.V.
Jacques Selosse Blanc de Blancs Initiale
2000 Hirtzberger Riesling Singerriedel Smaragd
1997 Trimbach Riesling Clos Saint Hune
2002 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Magnum
2002 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé AC Astéroide
2000 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Kellerberg Smaragd
2000 Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
1999 Sattlerhof Weißburgunder Pfarrweingarten Magnum
1997 Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
1990 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
1989 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
1990 Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
1998 Prieur Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
2000 Sauzet Le Montrachet Grand Cru
Tickets and info: http://www.coburgwineopen.com/en/index.php/ticketverkauf/