Good fruit, with drive and a balsamic note. More of a dark berry character than usual with Zweigelt, making this feel more classic and more serious. Refreshing too – the fruit is juicy and the tannins are not OTT.
Roasted and oaky on the nose, but with the ripe fruit and oak quite nicely integrated on the palate. Slightly spicy, and with good freshness, the fruit is a bit amorphous but overall an enjoyable wine.
The fresh acidity here speaks of Blaufränkisch, but overwise oak is covering the fruit character in an unwelcome way, Smoky, roasted notes dominate the nose and the palate. The sour cherry character is still nestled in there somewhere. Maybe this could improve in a year or two if the oak recedes a bit.