- The Wine
A very substantial wine indeed with a hint of lively sweetness and good supporting minerality.
Huge and complex aromas of black cherries, elderberry, chocolate, oak bark, black pepper, sun-ripened blackberries, cedar, notes of blackthorn and juniper and even hints of red berries, especially strawberry.
Dry, powerfully structured with substantial smooth tannins seemingly covered with cherry chocolate.
Very long finish with good ageing potential.
Drink around 16-18°C.
Ben says of the 2009 (August 2016): I brought this wine out as it is coming with me to a private tasting in London. The aromas and flavours are described above. The cedar on the nose is coming through quite strongly and there is the slightest hint of cigar box starting to show. The black fruits on the palate are very concentrated, as is the chocolate. This is a perfect example of how Blaufränkisch can become a big, bold, wine and not, as often, fresh and fruity. The rosé made from these grapes (taken from the press after a few hours) is fantastic and it leaves the more concentrated juice behind to transform into this amazing treat.
Ben says of the 2011 (November 2018): Fabulous, just fabulous. The looks on people's faces as they tasted this were wonderful. This is sublime winemaking at it's very best where human meets grape in perfect symbiosis.
Ben says of the 2012 (December 2018): Another wonderful vintage (as if there are any that are not!). The oak is smoothed out perfectly. Still present but so subtle. Just pure gorgeousness in a glass.
- Vintage Information
Product code TRIEBFRESERVE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Günter & Regina Triebaumer Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Blaufränkisch Key Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Country Austria Region(s) Burgenland Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Barrel (old) Serving Temperature Drink around 16-18°C. Vintages 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 Last Tasted Feb 6, 2017 name: Blaufränkisch Reserve vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code: [43TR0216] stock: 108 in London Warehouse
alcohol: 14.5 last checked in: 2019-06-05 name: Blaufränkisch Reserve vintage: 2014 size: 0.75 product code: [43TR0214] stock: 19 in London Warehouse
2 at Alpine Wines House
closure: Screwcap alcohol: 14.5 last checked in: 2019-04-18 name: Blaufränkisch Reserve vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 9 in London Warehouse
3 at Alpine Wines House
closure: Screwcap alcohol: 14.8 last checked in: 2018-12-04 name: Blaufränkisch Reserve vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 10 at Alpine Wines House
closure: Screwcap alcohol: 15 last checked in: 2018-11-18 name: Blaufränkisch Reserve vintage: 2009 size: 0.75 product code: 
Reviews for Blaufränkisch Reserve 2 item(s)
Not a wine to be missed!
Blaufränkisch Reserve 2012, TRIEBAUMER
The standard Blaufränkisch was much admired at a recent tasting, and the Reserves in the vertical tasting case were even better. Then came the post suggesting it would go well with goose, so it was the obvious choice for Christmas dinner (Roast goose, Pomerische rotkohl, etc followed by cheese). It was a very good partner, the acidity cutting through the goose fat and the fruit complementing the red cabbage. Not too much tannin for the cheese, either. There was none left when it came round to christmas pudding and rum butter, so I cannot comment further.
Big, full flavoured and complex. It was part of a wine tasting that I held for the group to which I belong, and which has been meeting monthly for over 20 years! Everyone really enjoyed the wine.
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