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Meinklang Burgenland Red 2013


Recommendation: A GREAT Austrian-Hungarian red wine that’s a fantastic value.

Winery/Producer: Angela and Werner Michlits; Burgenland, Austria.

Grape Variety: Blend: 60% Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch 30% and 10% St. Laurent.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Burgenland, Austria.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $13.50 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Assorted cheeses.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 15-minutes before drinking. Dark purple/red color with a similar rim. Damp earth, mushrooms and a little damp basement aromas with a dark fruit undertone. Strong fruit taste that continues all the way through the long slightly spicy finish. The integrated cheese flavors created a perfect blend with the wine and the layers of ripe fruit were simply delicious. Easy drinking and a GREAT Austrian-Hungarian red wine that’s a fantastic value.

    She said: Very strong earth and barnyard aroma was followed by fruity tastes that carry through the finish. The body was light, the mouth-feel smooth, and the finish long and full of flavor. For $13 it’s a bargain wine.

    The Meinklang vineyard in Burgenland

    Comments: See also our review of Meinklang Burgenland White, another Quality wine at a Bargain price from the same producer.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 7 87263 31556 9

Imported by: Bordeaux Fine and Rare; Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photo from the RAW Wine Fair, London.