2011 Umathum Blaufränkisch Burgenland (last of vintage) (Previously $20)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark garnet. Aromas of black cherry and raspberry interwoven with minerals. Concentrated, crisp and nicely balanced, with bright red berry fruit lifted by a hint of citrus. Still youthful, showing abundant tannins.
Zantho is a joint venture between winemakers Josef Umathum and Wolfgang Peck. This Blaufränkisch sums up the goal of the winery: to make wines that are accessible and fruity. There is a lightly herbal, medicinal quality accompanying the red fruit flavors. Not for aging. Glass stopper.
Dark ruby, fruity and fiery aromas which remember of ripe cherries and blackberries, spicy and warm which lasts long on the palate, fine and smooth finish. 12.5% abv.