95/100 Punkte James Suckling December 2016 The elderberry and sour-cherry aromas of this wine are really intense, but on top of that a mass of herbal notes give it serious complexity, power and concentration. The body is delivered without a hint of heaviness, the freshness without a hint of sharpness, and a very long, silky finish makes this a near-perfect single-vineyard blaufränkisch.
92/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2014/15 Mit feiner Kräuterwürze und einem Hauch von Nougat unterlegte Kirschenfrucht, etwas nach Zwetschgen, tabakiger Touch. Komplex, engmaschige Textur, feine Extraktsüsse, seidige Tannine, schokoladiger Touch, mineralische Note im Abgang, gute Länge.
93-95/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2013 Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart mit Wacholder- und Lorbeernoten unterlegte schwarze Beerenfrucht, tabakige Nuancen, dunkle Mineralik. Straff und engmaschig, feine rote Frucht, präsente Tannine, die gut eingebunden sind, wirkt sehr leichtfüßig, extraktreiche Länge, sehr balanciert und frisch, delikat und lagerfähig.
92+/100 Punkte Robert Paker June 2016 A bit lighter in color than the corresponding 2009, the garnet-red 2011 Jagini Zagersdorf opens pure, ripe and rich, but with precision and intensity. Full-bodied, mouth-filling, powerful and intense, but with a bit more finesse than 2009. Very long and with tension. I have to add, though, that the 2011, as well as the 2009, have significantly lost precision and freshness overnight on both nose and palate, whereas the finish was still fresh and tension-filled. Drink it quickly, as a 94-pointer which seems definitely more fun. I should also add that I did not have the same experience before and left the tasting table with a big question mark.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016 From an old high-density plot with 50- to 100-year-old Blaufränkisch vines on the deep and loamy soils of Zagersdorf, the 2012 Jagini Zagersdorf is very pure, precise, fresh and spicy on the nose. Silky textured, with a ripe and fleshy fruit concentration, ripe tannins and great tension, this is a lovely pure and grippy red raised for three years in barrels of different sizes (500, 1500 and 1700 liters) and another year in bottle. The plot is planted with 8,000 vines per hectare (1.20 x 1.20 m) and the material is obviously from Hungary (no clones, just mass selections). Whereas the 2011 was only two years in barrels, the 2012 (and the 2013) remain three years due to the loamy soils which produces wines that develop only slowly.
95/100 Punkte James Suckling Mai 2018 After four years in barrel, this complex and highly structured red is closer to a top Barolo than to most blaufränkisch. A very long, powerful finish with perfectly integrated tannins, suggesting serious aging potential. A joint venture by Moric and Schuster.