More about this wine
Given that the St. Laurent grape was combined with Blaufränkisch to create Zweigelt, expectations must be high. The grape is actually named for St. Laurent’s Day, August 10, which is the day when the grapes begin to change colour. Recent DNA testing has shown that is quite closely related to Pinot Noir.
The colour is an intensely dark velvety red. It has a highly complex nose, subtle dark fruits and dried prune give way to autolytic aromas of burnt toast and even some rubberiness. On the palate the autolysis is evident by the creaminess of the wine on the tongue. Fresh Morello Cherry dominates with hints of pepper in the background.
This is a suave and sophisticated wine with a lingering finish that continues to delight for ages. Although it pairs well with roasts I wouldn't bother. Enjoy it on its own and marvel at the winemaker’s art.
About this vintage
- Product Code
- St Laurent 100%
- 12.5 %
- Last tasted
- Keep until
- Bottle Size
St. Laurent Classic 2012, Wall Street Journal declared it to be the best Austrian red wine available in New York.