Schiefer Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2017

Austrian Blaufrankisch seems to be bottled mostly in Bordeaux bottles. That might be an indication of the wine style, so for my recent order (from Weinshop24) I rather looked for Burgundy shaped bottles – and in the case of this entry level red from Schiefer it worked out quite well I would say.

Fairly oaky but not extracted, the style could be called Pinot-like. Charcoal and smoky Black Forest ham nose, not much fruit. Lean and tight, hardly medium-bodied. Lighter on entry but becomes a bit angular on the finish, it’s quite dry and acid driven. Could be a bit rounder, more generous and less oaky but its savoury character is appealing. It might even improve a bit with a few years of aging.

Rating: good to very good, 86-87 points. 
Price: €12,60.
Stockists: Weinshop24 and others in Austria.
Value: OKish (not a re-buy).
Tasted: February, 2021.
Source: own purchase.
Drinking window: now-2024.

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