Fruitforward with black fruit yet with nice freshness - blueberries, raspberries, with a warm undertone. Medium bodied yet with great concentration and good purity. Grippy tannins (a touch dry from the wood) & juicy acidity + a core of succulent ripe fruit - this is really well done
I do, however, miss the lightness of touch and incredible freshness of the more ‘simple’ Malayeto. — 4 days ago
Very NZ in style - herby, light, with the distinctive (fresh sappy tree bark?) note.
Light & fresh on the palate, with a herby edge to it. Good with food, much less interesting for sipping alone. — 12 days ago
Quite dark & structured with dark fruit, a touch moss, a whiff of fresh mushrooms,
On the palate this shows juicy acidity, a plush, firm tannic structure and dark cherry & ripe strawberry. Richer & a bit more burly, but soo drinkable and good friendly. This is a really good wine, and so good quality-price-ratio!
4h decant and drinking v. nicely right now. — 12 days ago
Ried Ruster Umriss Blaufränkisch
Ried Ruster Umriss Blaufränkisch
Comparing two 2018 BF from two neighboring hills in Rust.
Frome limestone mixed with some clay, aged in large Slavonic oak for 9 months. Organic & biodynamic.
Fresh & inviting with dark cherry, mulberry, a touch of spice, dried orange zest & a herbal whiff.
On the palate this is nicely poised and quite elegant with polished tannins, cherry acidity and an uplifting herbal, slightly minty finish. Dark sweet cherries & damson plums fill the midpalate.
This is very nice with food, but also great for sipping solo. — 19 days ago
Open & engaging nose, with rosehip & mint at the beginning, followed by black & blueberries. There’s a whiff of fresh orange zest in the background.
On the palate this starts with velvety & warm, yet finishes on a cool, liberal note.
Sweet ripe blackberries & yellow pear compote. Firm yet polished & juicy tannins and great flow.
This is surprisingly fine & elegant and drinks beautifully! And hard to beat for value at 12€! — 7 days ago
With 7y of age, already quite evolved with a very Tuscan nose full of exuberant ripe dark fruit, tomato leaf, a healthy pinch of herbs and a Balsamico whiff. Very dolce vita.
On the palate this shows sweet fruit with an slightly austere backbone & a savoury finish.
This is big, burly & definitely not shy - yet highly drinkable. — 13 days ago
Dark, dense & with a pronounced mineral, irony streak. Fresh dark cherries, a note of thyme, and iron & graphite.
Mid weight in the palate with great precision & focus - firm yet juicy tannins, cool & mineral acidity and a underlying blood & iron accent. This is dense & savoury yet still quite elegant and very drinkable.
A beautiful example from the Eisenberg.
This is why I love Blaufränkisch! — 8 days ago
Now this is a surprise. Bought for 9€ primarily for cooking, this proves to be highly drinkable!
Merlot-dominated seductive dark fruit, with a whiff of pencil shavings and a cool graphite streak (Haut-Medoc gravel). On the palate this is medium bodied, perfectly balanced with ripe fruit and nice grippy (but not dry) tannins. Good length & definition, too.
Pretty sure I wouldn’t give it 97pts Decanter awarded this with, but for an everyday Bordeaux, this is actually hard to beat! — 15 days ago