Well defined cassis and black cherry fruit, with good acidity and fine structure. Lightly spicy, with tannins that are a bit woody – the oak is integrated but could still have been backed off a bit IMHO.
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.