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Austrian Zweigelt Tasting Fall 2018

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Weingut Bründlmayer Zweigelt Langenlois (2015)
Comments: Cheery cherry and raspberry compote aromas with a floral hint, a touch of chalk and pencil shavings. Medium-high acidity, tart focused fruit notes of cherry, cranberry and red currant with a bold tarry core that turns resinous towards the finish. This is generously fruited and coats the mouth nicely but finishes clean. 92 pts
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2 Johannes Zillinger Velue Zweigelt Niederösterreich (2015)
Comments: Nice depth, floral aromas of raspberry and cranberry with earthy mineral notes adding another dimension. Tart, perky red fruit flavors of astringent cranberry, red currant and raspberry, this is refreshing and easy drinking, with surprising depth and a pleasant chewiness from the tannins towards the floral finish. 90 pts
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3 Heinrich Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Smoky and tarry aromas with rich, candied cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit, pleasant spice and hints of fresh flower. This is clean and fresh tasting with more tarry earthiness, light red fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, creamy tannins, a hint of blueberry and a tart finish of plum skin and mineral earth.
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4 Anton Bauer Feuersbrunn Zweigelt Wagram (2015)
Comments: Perky cranberry and cherry aromas with fresh spice and a bit of hot pepper. Bold fruit flavors of cranberry and cherry with chewy tannins and a soft mouthfeel, this is easy drinking and pleasant on the palate with a deep, earthy and mineral finish.
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5 Helmut Gangl Zweigelt Reserve Burgenland (2013)
Comments: Deep, rich and hot, this has creamy vanilla oak aromas, dark toast and heat with baking spice and graphite alongside fresh red and black fruit. This carries some varietal character on the palate accompanied by oaked creaminess and classic cranberry and cherry fruit, baking spice and chewy tannins. The smooth start here is somewhat offset by grainy tannins and a tart finish, but it’s overall pleasant.
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6 Umathum Zweigelt Classic Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Burnt tar and mineral aromas with pleasant spice and red fruit notes of cranberry and dark plum. Thin, juicy and raw with notes of cranberry and raspberry and a tart finish.
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7 Artner Zweigelt Klassik Carnuntum (2016)
Comments: Fresh pie filling aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry with hints of cinnamon and moist earth. On the palate this starts out with a pop of acidity and a burst of fruit sweetness - cherry, red currant and raspberry. On the mid palate this opens up with structure and finesse, floral notes of blueberry and a creamy texture. Finishes clean and light with more fruit and earth. Well made and elegant. 91 pts
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8 Hugl Weine Secco Zweigelt Rose Niederösterreich
Comments: Soft cherry and raspberry aromas, ripe and generous with light herb and fresh cut flowers and a hint of baby powder. On the palate this is tart and light with notes of cranberry and cherry, red currant and burnt caramel with a finish of dark berries and milk chocolate ganache.
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9 Hugl Weine Zweigelt Rose Niederösterreich
Comments: Light, lightly citrusy aromas of tart grapefruit, cherry and cherry blossom, strawberry and honeysuckle. A bit effervescent and lively on the palate this carries tart cherry and plum skin flavors, fresh strawberries, cut flowers and bright acidity. It’s a bit candied towards the finish with a bit of citrus and herb at the very end. 90 pts
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10 Biokult Zweigelt Pinot Noir Burgenland (2017)
Comments: Intriguing and alluring aromas of lightly floral cherry, fresh spice and warm earth, this is elegant and richly fruited. Tart on entry with impressive delivery of ripe red fruit notes of cherry and raspberry, this turns a bit tarry with some bitterness on the mid palate, a hint of cola, toast and forest floor, resin and a finish of cranberry and more cherry.
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11 Diwald Grossriedenthaler Loss Zweigelt Wagram (2015)
Comments: Dark purple color with tart burnt aromas of spice and mixed berry, cranberry and fresh violet flowers. Zesty and bold with high acidity on the palate, a bit of medicine, concentrated cherry and cranberry fruit with a tingling, herbal finish.
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12 Netzl Rubin Zweigelt Carnuntum (2015)
Comments: Smoky, rich vanilla and cherry-raspberry aromas with chocolate and baking spice, the smooth and mellow aromas are inviting and warm. Spiced and smoked with lots of dark black fruit on the palate, chewy tannins and a creamy texture, toasted oaky notes and a dark chocolate finish that carries a bit of red cherry glaze that brightens the tips. Intriguing wine - good for lovers of oak. 90 pts
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13 Netzl Zweigelt Classic Carnuntum (2016)
Comments: Pleasantly soft and floral aromas of cherry and strawberry. Clean and direct on the palate with good varietal character, smoky and tart notes of cranberry and raspberry with deep fruit and full body, enveloping spice and a finish of chocolate cherries and refreshing acidity. This has a touch of medicine and bitter herb on the mid palate that adds some depth and character and finishes with gripping tannins and more smoke. 89 pts
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14 Johanneshof Reinisch Zweigelt Thermenregion (2016)
Comments: Darkly smoked and austere on the nose with black and red fruit notes of black currant and cranberry. Full bodied and fruit forward with notes of cranberry, blackberry and cherry, this has searing acidity and bowls of spice, tart, smoky character and astringency and a tarry, earthy finish. An assertive wine with lots of personality.
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15 Erich Sattler Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Creamy aromas are intriguing on the palate with a bit of dark chocolate and tarry earth, a bit of blueberry and black currant. Strong flavors of cranberry and sour cherry with fresh acidity livening the palate, this is a spicy and bold wine with lots of varietal character - smoked berry, cherry and warm moist earth. Overdelivers on zesty, refreshing flavors and finishes with cooked fruit pie filling and lots of spice.
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16 Hajszanneumann Zweigelt Nussberg (2015)
Comments: Pretty wine with floral notes of violet and fresh cherry syrup on the nose with a touch of smoke and leather. Warm palate of baking spice and thick tannic structure, this is medium bodied and quite tartly acidic, presenting cranberries, cherries and red currant, fresh blueberry preserves and a finish of creamy pastry crust and light tar. 89 pts
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17 Zantho Zweigelt Burgenland (2016)
Comments: Earthy, dry and floral with hints of molasses and nicely integrated spice on the nose. This is approachable and pleasant with tart red fruit notes of cranberry, sour cherry and raspberry, a touch of licorice root, mineral earthiness, warm heat and plum skin, finishing with chewy tannins and a bit of varietal tarriness.
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18 Una Sunny Red Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Elegant and floral aromas of light wood shavings and perfumed cherry. Palate has potpourri, plum and spice with a rich mouthfeel and lots of floral notes, a hint of zesty acidity, tart cranberry and mixed berry, finishing with streaks of tannin and wooded notes.
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19 Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt Niederösterreich (2013)
Comments: expansive, generous fruit with lots of floral notes - ripe juicy red berries and cherries, fresh spice and a touch of savory earth. Bright and juicy on entry with a tart and tarry, thick streak of tannins and earth welling up on the mid palate, violet petals and dark plum, blueberry notes and a finish of licorice and herb. 90 pts
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20 Pratsch Zweigelt Niederösterreich (2016)
Comments: Richly earthy aromas of savory spice, blueberry and red currant, light perfume and a touch of clay on the nose. On the palate this is floral, bold and assertive, with cherry and raspberry fruit, floral potpourri and a finish of spice and medium plus acidity.
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21 Anita and Hans Nittnaus Blauer Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Dark, rich and brooding aromas of mineral earth, barnyard and toasted spice, fruit notes of black currant and black cherry, some floral notes and dusty, resinous sawmill aromas. On the palate this is juicy and playful, with medium acidity and notes of plum and cherries, blueberry and cranberry, a floral note alongside baking spice and a pine sap and herb finish that’s warming and pleasant. 91 pts
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22 Paul Achs Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Tart cranberry, cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with moist savory earth notes and a bit of light mushroom. Soft and juicy on entry with lots of red fruit and floral notes, this pushes towards tart cranberry and bold acidity towards the mid palate - this is generous and assertive yet stylish and approachable, finishing with blueberry, strawberry and zesty spice. 90 pts
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23 Hafner Pree Chaviv Zweigelt Burgenland (2015)
Comments: Brooding and smoky aromas of charcoal, blueberry and black cherry. Nice cherry and raspberry flavors with medium acidity, fresh spice and more dark smoke and leather on the lengthy finish.
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