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Austria's vintners prove year after year that they belong to the world's top. International critics like Rene Gabriel, David Schildknecht for Robert Parker's "WineAdvocate" or Bruce Sanderson for "WineSpectator" have been awarding top ratings for Austrian wines for a long time. And it is not easy to compete with the venerable Burgundies, Bordeaux or Supertuscans. Nevertheless, I found 46 Austrian wines with 95-100 points at WineSpectator and even 84 wines with a higher rating than 95/100 at Robert Parker's WineAdvocate! This indicates that the international top has been reached a long time ago! Unfortunately, it is very difficult for prospective buyers to get hold of the best of the best from Austria. The coveted "trophies" are usually reserved in advance and quickly sold out. Due to the export success of many Austrian wines, the allotted quantities for the Austrian market have become even smaller. If you still want to buy and enjoy such rarities, you will find them at eBay auctions.