93pts James Suckling
An enticing blaufrankisch from Moric, this offers dried cherries, raspberry cheesecake and lightly herbal and earthy notes. Juicy, medium-bodied and very inviting and supple. So attractive to drink now. (12/2019)
92pts Wine & Spirits
Roland Velich’s basic blaufränkisch hits all the right notes in 2017. It’s juicy and brisk despite the depth of its fruit, the blueberry tones swept along on a current of vibrant, spicy acidity. Black pepper and balsam notes keep it feeling lively, though the firm tannins suggest that this would also age well in the cellar.(4/2020)
Velvety in texture, featuring well-integrated tannins that harmonize with kirsch and red currant notes. Spice and herbal elements emerge midpalate, giving off a slightly bittersweet impression on the finish. (AZ, Web-2020)
Blaufränkisch is considered to be one of the quintessential reds of Austria, and this is made by Roland Velich, who is recognized as one of Austria’s greatest winemakers. The nose here is absolutely seductive, with aromas of menthol and white chocolate, and then a palate of pure red cherry and fresh tobacco. The finish is long, and the tannins lovingly grip your teeth for just a second, not enough to detract from the finish, but just enough to remind you of the heft and weight of this wine. A serious Blaufränkisch, and a great example of a fine Austrian red wine.