Feiler Artinger Blaufränkisch Ried Ruster Umriss 2015  

Photo: www.feiler-artinger.at

Current vintage is a five-year-old one – it’s getting close to what’s called a museum release in Australia. It’s indeed ready to drink.

Showing some development which makes the oak integrated, though still pronounced. Smoky, licorice nose with a bit of forest floor. Medium-bodied with real density and a smooth texture, there is elegance to this. Flavorful and well structured, more tannic than Hungarian Kékfrankos, though a few from Eger bear some resemblance. Lots to enjoy here.

Rating: very good wine, 88 points. 
Price: €12,90.
Stockists: Weinshop24 and others in Austria.
Value: good.
Tasted: February, 2021.
Source: own purchase.
Drinking window: now-2024.