92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb. 2020 This shows a slight reduction at first, but those flavors add to the complexity of this silky, focused and well-balanced white. Notes of quince blossom, dandelion and ripe citrus mingle here, carried by vibrant acidity, which cuts through the velvety texture. Crunchy minerality marks the finish. Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Muskat Ottonel, Weissburgunder, Neuberger and Furmint. Drink now through 2026.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker December 2018 The 2017 Burgenland Blaufränkisch is pure and fruity on the fresh, precise nose and offers a charm, which is quite rare given this wild and spicy grape variety. Silky and intense on the palate, this is a fleshy, well-concentrated and pretty intense red from the deep and clayey soils of Zagersdorf. The fine, cultivated tannins are intermixed with refreshing, Pinot-like acidity, and the finish is aromatic, taut and dry, like thick cherry skins. Gorgeous. Tasted October 2018.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb, 2020 This elegant red shows medium density, with tannins to match, and a core of plum and dark cherry flavors. Dark chocolate and spice notes glide along, adding complexity, as this evolves with each sip. Very fresh and long on the finish. Charming now, but should develop more with age. Best from 2021 through 2028.
96/100 Punkte James Suckling May 2018 The intense elderberry and licorice nose pulls you in immediately. This is a highly expressive blaufränkisch with a sleek silhouette that is packed with spices and minerals. A very long and almost breathtaking finish. Bottled after three years in large neutral wood. Drink or hold.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker December 2018 Heinrich's 2015 Blaufränkisch Leithaberg is from the southeast-facing vineyard slopes of Jois, Winden and Breitenbrunn, where the vines root in limestone, limestone-sandstone, slate and mica schist soils. Fermented for three weeks in open wooden fermenters and aged for 20 months in old 500-liter barrels, this is a deep, pure, spicy and noble-flavored red wine with fine terroir and fruit aromas. Full-bodied, very elegant, remarkably salty and long on the fresh and refined palate, this is an excellent Blaufränkisch from the Leithaberg DAC. The wine has tension, grip and mineral freshness that takes it into a long, concentrated, very stimulating and serious finish. Great purity and style here. Tasted August 2018.
97/100 Punkte James Suckling, December 2018 This enormously concentrated red with ultra-fine tannins has just been released after more than four years of barrel aging. In spite of that, it still has some bright floral notes alongside all the berries, candied citrus and a hint of bitter chocolate. And just when you thought it is going to stop, another wave of flavor pours over the palate. Stunning now, but should have decades ahead of it.
92-93/100 Punkte James Suckling May 2018 A stunning nose of spices, licorice and a hint of graphite. A dark and dangerous red that combines warmth with great freshness. The moderately dry tannins drive the long peppery finish. Drink or hold.