2012 Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch Burgunland
Deep ruby. Dried plum, tobacco and a hint of dark chocolate give the nose a distinctly herbal impression. Juicy and rich on the palate, with a flavor of fully ripe blackberry and an opulent impression of sweet extract nicely leavened by robust, well-integrated tannis. With its inner balance, the 2012 Reserve is more transparent and elegant than the 2011 edition. (JP)
Wine & Spirits
A blend of fruit from both Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg, this is robust and full, the fruit succulent and blue. While the alcohol is a little peppery, the fruit remains the motor, powered by invisible yet cleansing acidity. Put it away for a few years to settle down; then serve it with a rich, paprika-scented beef stew.
This blend of lots from parcels in Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg brings to the basic cherry and raspberry flavors a truly fetching component of cherry compote, while floating a whiff of sage leaves and fresh bread-dough on the nose. Very beautifully polished, the texture falls halfway between silk and satin.