Wednesday 24 June 2020

Lunch Tasting With Stunning Blaufränkisch From Dorli Muhr

The Wine Agency invited to an unsual tasting. We sat with great distances apart, the wines poured before we entered the room and Dorli Muhr was with us through Zoom from her home i Austria.
But all in all, a great tasting.

2015 Cuvée vom Berg
Damson, bramble and wet cement defines the nose on this blend of 60% Blaufränkisch, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot/Cabernet Franc. Some peppery notes after a while indicating the Syrah presence. Very good.
The taste is cool and linear with notes of blueberries, sand and model clay. Good balance. Slender tannins. Dry and fine. 3+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)

2017 Carnuntum
From 2017 Cuvée vom Berg has switched names to Carnuntum. The 2017 consists of 65% Blaufränkisch and 35% Syrah. The nose is more restrained than the 2015 but share the aroma profile. Very good.
The taste is young and seedy with notes of damson, blueberries, cement and smoke. A good structure. A high acidity. Needs 5+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)

2017 Samt & Seide
A fine, deep nose with notes of fried herbs, minerals, dry licorice and dried raspberries. Wilful. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and dry with a fine concentration and notes of blueberries, sloeberries, bakelite, and herbs. A fine length. Structured tannins. 5+ years.
90p   (tasted 2020/06)

2017 Ried Roterd
A very tight, aristocratic nose with notes of warm sand, ripe blueberries, herbs and hints of black pepper. Very balanced and fine.
The taste is tight and intense with notes of herbs, sloeberries and minerals. Very long and promising. 8+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)

2015 Liebkind
Aaaah, what a wine. The nose is deep, old viney (yet the vines were only seven years old when this wine was made) and multi layered with notes of ripe blueberries, freeze dried raspberries, model clay and green pepper. Brilliant.
The Liebkind flows effortless over the tongue with a high density, intensity and richness. Gorgeous fruit. Wilful. A lovely wine, maybe not for everyone, it demands attention. 6+ years.
94p   (tasted 2020/06)

Mature grapes at Liebkind!

2015 Spitzerberg
A deep, restrained, concentrated nose with notes of dry asphalt, blueberries, bakelite and assorted herbs. Very handsome.
The taste is refined and intense with notes of blueberries, gravel, herbs and bakelite. The finish goes on and on and on. High-pitched. Old viney, made from grapes from vines with 45, 55 and 65 years of age. This will need time, 10+ years. Impressive.
93p   (tasted 2020/06)

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