MORIC Reserve 2013

$ 55.50

We should call this Roland's Private Reserve, but that would sound Australian, and we already have plenty of people asking if there are kangaroos in Austria, so we won't. This assemblage of lots from older parcels in the Neckenmarkt and Lutzmansburg vineyards 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 from a vintage where the basic wines are voluptuous, all temptation was resisted to make this "more," instead of which Roland opted for "finer."