My Rating 83 Points.
This is my first taste of the Blaufrankisch varietal.
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Nice fruity nose with black currants, cherries, candy, earth, flowers, leather, raspberries, forest floor, smoke, green pepper, peppercorn and licorice.
Medium plus in body and soft, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Sour and dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, tar, earth, light vanilla, red candy, licorice, light oak, forest floor, black pepper and smoke.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tart raspberries.
This is a nice everyday red from Austria. A good food wine, without too much complexity. Not fully balanced, but drinking nicely now.
Fermented in oak vats, and matured in large Austrian and French Oak barrels for 13 months.
I paired it with hard and soft cheeses.
12.5% alcohol by volume.