Attractively spicy fruit, with silken blackcurrant and blackberry palate, and a finish that just glides on for many seconds. Lovely fruit acids and a perfect level of ripeness – not too much, not too little. Very nice expression, also quite distinct from the Blaufränkisch of Leithaberg or Eisenberg – showing a Carnuntum character.
Wild berries with a balsamic hint on the nose. Fruit focused, slightly leaner than some of its stablemates, but with no lack of fruit. A bit of grip lends tension to the finish. Well made and nicely restrained.
Ripe blackberries and white pepper, quite a big dollop of oak, which has been nicely integrated, but still blunts the fruit character a bit. A crowd-pleaser for those who don’t especially like Blaufränkisch perhaps – so I’m out.
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.
Christmas spices and incense on the nose, nicely defined strawberry fruit, but the grip of the tannins is ferocious and really obscures everything. These are oak tannins, maybe given a year or two they might recede, but it’s hard to imagine this will ever be anything else than oaky.