2012 Muhr-van der Niepoort "Samt & Seide" Blaufrankisch Carnuntum

SKU #1246092 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is as tightly closed as a new rosebud, but suspicions of iron oxide and red cherry escape. On the palate this has a northerly, cool aspect and its very own, reticent charm. More iron oxide comes to the fore, along with earthiness and a mix of elderberry and red cherry. If you have the patience to wait until 2017–2018, this will come to you as a grown-up beauty. Its name Samt & Seide—velvet & silk—does it justice indeed.  (3/2015)

90 points Vinous

 Inky ruby with violet highlights. Appealing aromas and flavors of wild cherry, blackberry and bitter chocolate. Youthfully fresh and charming, this Blaufränkisch's juicy structure and firm tannic backbone nonetheless suggest potential for further development in bottle. Finishes with lingering red berry flavors. Samt & Seide means velvet and silk. This is only the second vintage for which Dorli and Dirk have used this name to describe what was once their Carnuntum. (JP)  (9/2015)

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