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Austrian red takes top spot in blind tasting

An Austrian Pinot Noir took top spot in an international blind tasting held in Singapore this month.

The event, organised by former manager of the Austrian Wine Marketing board Michael Thurner, comprised 34 Pinot Noirs, including some from DRC Burgundy and Central Otago, New Zealand.

The judges, who included Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW from, voted Wieninger’s Pinot Noir Grand Select from 2004 as the winning wine.

Overall, as many as 12 Austrain Pinot Noirs made the top 20.

After the results were made known, current general manager of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board Willi Klinger said: “For a long time, we were known around the world for our white wines only, but now we are more and more being associated with our world-class red wines as well.”

Click here for a list of the top 20 wines and the tasting panel.

Patrick Schmitt, 19.08.2010

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