MORIC Alte Reben Lutzmannsburg 2017
To many this wine is one of Moric's best so far. Seductive notes of dark berries mingle with hints of violet and vanilla, giving the Lutzmannsburg a sweet and feminine note when compared to its sibling the Neckenmart Alte Reben. It is Blaufrankisch treated like Grand Cru Burgundy.
Since 2001 Roland Velich has been crafting world class wine from Blaufrankisch. He is determined to show that this indigenous Austrian grape has as much finesse and elegance as Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Again and again he has proven this to be true. Vintage after vintage these are beyond a doubt gorgeous refined wines. The old (50-100 year old) Blaufrankisch vines of this vineyard atop a plateau lend immense complexity to a wine that is first and foremost elegant, well structured and certainly not opulent. Good acidity and pleasant tannins paired with fine minerality, all in perfect balance. A testament to the Moric style and a wine that will have its many fans stock up and put away for the very long haul.
From James Suckling: A total revelation! Right from the mind-blowing, fresh nose with so many flowers, spices and tiny black berries, there's no doubt about the greatness of this astonishing Blaufrankisch red. So concentrated, yet so cool and graceful, the filigree finish pushing out towards infinity. Enormous aging potential. Better after 2021. 98/100