Anton Bauer 'Reserve' Blaufränkisch 2013, Wagram, Austria 75cl
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Blaufränkisch from Wagram, Austria. 14.0% ABV.
Dark ruby with nearly opaque core, violet highlights and a thin, transparent rim. Dark berry fruit, black berry jam and dark minerals. A juicy, sweetly extracted core is elegantly wrapped in a harmonious veil of fine-grained tannin. Long finish of dark fruit and notes of gianduja. Excellent potential for further development and ageing. SWA Gold Medal.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
‘Wow,’ began team leader Laurent Richet MS as this took its place on the Gold podium, going on to remark on its ‘maturity of aroma and flavours’, and describing it as ‘complex, elegant, polished and powerful’. Hakkasan’s Olivier Gasselin appreciated ‘gamey, leathery notes, as well as cooked fruit and a mix of spices’, and found it ‘earthy and savoury, with some bitter chocolate notes’. One for ‘lamb loin with red wine jus and truffled potatoes’ thought Cliveden House’s Francisco Macedo.
Producer Profile Anton Bauer
Anton Bauer is a 29-hectare family-owned estate located in Wagram. It has been run by the 4th generation since 1992 when Anton Bauer took over the 3.2-hectare winery from his parents after studying oenology and training in Burgundy. Anton’s winemaking philosophy is centred around the uncompromisingly pursuit of quality, paying particular attention to underlining features of the terroir that are reflected in the unique character of his wines.