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2002 Iby Blaufränkisch Hochäcker (750ml)
Producer: Rotweingut Iby iby.at
Appellation: Burgenland - Austria
Type: red
Varietal: Blaufränkisch
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$17.99
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Tasting Notes:
rated: April 1, 2005 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"A top Blaufrankisch, from one of Austria's top red wine makers. The Iby wine estate has been growing wine in the town of Horitschon, located in the Austrian wine region of Mittelburgenland, since the beginning of the 20th century. They cultivate exclusively red wine varieties on their 20 hectares of vineyards. By severely pruning their vineyards during the growing season, they produce wines that are rich, harmonious, with exceptional fullness and concentration. Mittelburgenland, in the center of the Austrian wine region, extends to the Hungarian border and is sheltered by hills. This area is well known for red wine grapes, which comprise 70% of the total grapes planted. Iby is a member of the Verband Blaufrankischland, a group of winemakers dedicated to extracting maximum quality from the Eastern European grape, Blaufränkisch.The wine shows wonderful aromas of Bing cherries, red berry fruit, smoke and spice. The palate shows more cherries with black berries and a hint of vanilla and the finish is long and rich. Although dry, the lovely fruitiness and soft, ripe tannins, make this just a pleasure to drink. Drink now and over the next 5-10 years" Best 2005-2010
rated: April 1, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3 stars "Fruity, easy to drink with a sweet pruny nose. Peppery on the palate, light, fresh finish."