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.
Rather harshly extracted, with decent enough acidity and an attractive blackcurrant leaf note on the nose. Blaufränkisch’s character is in there somewhere, trying to escape,, but the oak and the extraction really get in the way.
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.