93 points Wine Enthusiast
"Notes of ripe apricot hit the nose. An herbal edge of moss and fern adds lovely aroma. The palate is bright and tight with freshness but soon breaks open to reveal all of that lovely fruit and the intense, pervasive, tingling freshness. This is concentrated with a lovely backdrop of yeast. The finish is dry and slender. Drink by 2030."
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From calcareous marl soils and vinifed for one year in large oak vats and another six months in stainless steel, the 2017 Ried Pössnitzberg Leutschach Sauvignon Blanc is very elegant and slightly flinty on the ripe and calm nose with sweetish spicy notes. Round and intense on the palate, with good mineral grip and structure, this is a pure and fine Sauvignon with a remarkably pure and refreshing, forward and powerful, iodine finish. This is excellent terroir wine, tight and fresh and firm and salty, and it is only slowly opening. Think of Chablis, and you come pretty close."
92 points Falstaff
"Light yellow-green, silver reflections. Fresh herbal spice, fine white cassis nuances, some peach, fine notes of gooseberries, nuances of grapefruit. Tight, close-meshed, fine white fruit nuances, fine, integrated acid curve, extract-sweet aftertaste, substantial, elegant aftertaste, delicately salty finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Polz has grown to a quite considerable size over the years. The core estate in Spielfeld sits quite literally on the Slovenian border, and offers as dramatic a picture as can be imagined, with its intersecting patchwork of vineyards trained at different angles across the steep folds of this verdant landscape. Because rainfall is so heavy in this region, grass and other cover crops are allowed to freely grow in all the rows, both to encourage competition and to fix the soil against erosion. For several years, Polz also managed the estate of Rebenhof, in the neighboring village of Wittsheim. This wine is designed to showcase Polz’s mastery of Sauvignon. 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Pössnitzberg is a mid-weight, tremendously mineral wine grown in Opok (a singular composite of marl and chalk) in the Leutschach area, this is a poster-child for the exceptional quality of 2017 in Südsteiermark. Superb value.