Finally, an Austrian Blaufrankisch which could be called terroir-driven or pure – as opposed to the heavily oaked and extracted majority.
Quite developed, even oxidised a little bit, showing a raisiny, licorice edge – is it only my bottle? It’s still lovely, though. Restrained, savoury, almost Burgundy-like. Hardly medium-bodied, unforced, it’s about elegance and balance, not power, yet there’s proper depth to the flavor, complexity. This could be a traditional French wine, although you get the bright acidity of Blaufrankisch and it has lighter tannins. Drinks so well, a very good wine.
Rating: sits on the top of the mid-class in my book, 89 points.
Price: € 23.60
Stockists: 8wines, etc, available throughout Europe.
Value: a bit pricey.
Tasted: June, 2021.
Source: own purchase.