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Blaufränkisch Reserve

Deep purple with a dark cherry coloured rim, densely viscous.


Source
Austria
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4330101
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
9
Last tasted
August 3 2016
Bottle Size
0.75L

Absolutely first class Blaufränkisch - award after award to prove it.

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
Red
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Blaufränkisch
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (old)

More about this 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 (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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4313061
Composition
Blaufrankisch 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
15 %
Stock
41
Last tasted
March 3 2017
Keep until
2030+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
Red
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Blaufränkisch
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (old)

More about this 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 (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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2012
SKU
4315035
Composition
Blaufränkisch 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
14.8 %
Stock
27
Last tasted
May 05 2016
Keep until
2025+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
Red
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Blaufränkisch
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (old)

More about this 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 (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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2014
SKU
4317018
Composition
Blaufrankisch 100%
Alcohol
14.5 %
Stock
26
Last tasted
February 6 2017
Keep until
2027
Aged in
10,11
Bottle Size
0.75L

Arrived Feb 3rd

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
Red
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Blaufränkisch
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (old)

More about this 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 (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.



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