Pretty Zweigelt nose, with pippy strawberry aromas. Good fruit expression and decent acids, quite grippy but fairly nicely balanced. The joyful character of the variety is well preserved, there is length and lots to enjoy here.
Chocolately, plummy, rather neutral tasting fruit, a bit soupy, over-extracted and covered by oak. There’s a hint of Zwiegelt on the nose, and fairly decent acidity, but overall this is trying a bit too hard.
Grassy, light bodied blackcurrant fruit with lots of freshness and life, but perhaps lacking a bit of definition. Very fruit forward, restrained and mercifully free of oak influence, finishes with a refined, silken note.
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.
Typically on point for this estate, with really juicy, expressive fruit – quite generous and ripe for Blaufränkisch, but retaining a charming cherry character. The nose is delicately herbal and full or red berries. The tannins are beautifully fine and sappy. Refreshing and rather elegant.
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.