Douloufakis, Dafnios Vidiano 2017 (Greece)
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Vidiano Dafnios is unoaked and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Vidiano on Crete is definitely becoming "a thing" at this point. The train's already left the station. There's no rush, though. I've saved room for you on board. This fine bargain is precise and crisp, with a fruity edge that always turns dry. It's not even a little bit fat or sweet. It's very elegant. Fresh, lifted, precise and lovely, this is pretty hard to resist now, but I won't be surprised if it improves for a couple of years and lasts well for several years after that. Let's be conservative at the moment, but it should hold nicely. It still drinks well now."
A.A.Badenhorst, The Curator White Blend Swartland 2019 (South Africa)
“I have not made a secret of my love for the wines of Adi Badenhorst, especially his Secateurs chenin blanc, which I have reviewed here for several vintages and regard as a perennial “great value” at about $15. When I tasted the Curator, a blend of chenin blanc, chardonnay and Viognier, I thought it was a more expensive wine in Badenhorst’s line, but no, it is priced even lower. It floored me with its quality for the price, racy acidity, medium body, pure fruit unencumbered by oak. This is a “patio pounder,” a “table pounder,” whatever cliche you want to use for an exciting, inexpensive wine."
Verus, Furmint 2017 (Slovenia)
"10% is fermented in barrel, two- to three-year-old French oak. 'Šipon [Furmint] has naturally high acidity and can be a bit like Chenin.' RS 6 g/l, TA 6.96 g/l, pH 3.11.
Ginger-spiced melon. Wild grasses. Tingling, full of energy – still tightly packed but not as remote as the 2017. Sweet then salty. Ripe-limes buzz that somehow breathes out through the nose. Textbook Štajerska Šipon. Lovely mouthfeel; it really swarms all over the palate. VGV (very good value) 16.5/20 points. (TC)"
Zuccardi, Serie A Torrontes 2017 (Argentina)
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Torrontés Serie A from Salta was cropped from a dry year that was slightly cooler than 2016 (remember, this is Salta, not Mendoza). The grapes come from vines planted at 1,800 to 2,000 meters in altitude. The juice, partly from direct pressing and partly with five hours of maceration, fermented at low temperature with selected yeasts, and the wine was bottled unoaked. It's floral, citrusy and spicy, with varietal aromas and an herbal touch of oregano. It's fresh and balanced, with a dry finish. This is one for the dining table. The wine was kept with the lees until it was bottled in December 2017."
Feiler-Artinger, Neuburger 2015 (Austria)
This wine is very full-flavored with a combination of intense floral aromas and a distinct herbal finish. It is unlike any other Austrian wine.
Quintas de Melgaço, Castrus Alvarinho 2018 (Portugal)
Limpid and citrine color. A clean and intense nose with predominant notes of ripe tropical fruit and light sweet floral. In the mouth is fruity with a balanced acidity, full body, long and persistent finish.