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.
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.
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.