Wachter Wiesler Eisenberg Blaufrankisch Reserve 2018

A blaufrankisch that’s almost like a Weninger. Not that extreme, but still challenging I would say…

Good to see another Austrian Blaufrankisch off the overoaked road, but perhaps it went a bit too far. Brett and funk, iodine and leather, no fruits. The effortless, juicy and bistro like palate shows the intention I think, and I like that, but the acidity is so high that it leaves a sour and sharp impression. An interesting wine but not one that drinks well.

Rating: a bit controversial, 83 points.
Price: € 19,95.
Stockists: Wein & Co and others in Austria.
Tasted: January, 2022.
Drinking window: 2023-2025.
Source: own purchase.