Lagrein

Heinrich Mayr (Nusserhof)

Riserva Südtirol Lagrein 2012

Shay A
9.2

WNH Italian Night.

This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy.

A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this.
— 9 days ago

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Mike R

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@Shay A - look it up - they made German the official language in the part of Italy - 😜- you get the award for uniqueness my friend and it sounds good as you described Sunday night
Philip Deibel

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I am absolutely intrigued by your description of this wine and varietal. Can you recommend a source?
Shay A

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@Philip Deibel : It was a very unique wine, and one that I’m still thinking about a few days later! I sourced this a year or so ago from SommSelect via one of their daily offers. I remember looking on WineSearcher not too long ago and saw some 2012 and 2013 available in the northeast...around $45-50, I believe.

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— a month ago

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