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2013 Weninger Blaufränkisch Kalkofen 93
Weninger’s ruby-colored 2013 Soproni Kékfrankos Steiner offers a lovely elegant and floral-scented bouquet with crystalline gneiss flavors. Firm and full of vitality and freshness, this silky textured and finesse-full red is a remarkably expressive and elegant Blaufränkisch from Sopron (Ödenburg) in Hungary, straight on the other side of Rust at Lake Neusiedl.
2013 Weninger Dürrau 92
The 2012 Soproni Kékfrankos Steiner has a dark color and offers a matured and intense bouquet of superripe cherries, graphite, nuts and dried meat. Full-bodied, silky and vital, with finely grained tannins this rare and expressive wine delivers a long and tension-filled finish and reveals a great purity, concentration and mineral freshness. Excellent structure and aging potential. Only 2,500 bottled produced.
2012 Weninger Dürrau 90
From the top vineyard in Horitschon and 50+-year-old Blaufränkisch vines on deep clay soils, comes the dark ruby-colored 2012 Dürrau, a deep and matured red with ripe cherry, graphite and ethereal-tinted cassis aromas, but also some greenish/woody hints on the still reductive nose. Full-bodied, round and intense on the almost smooth palate and with still-firm and slightly bitter tannins, this cru seems a bit overdone and over-extracted to me. It does not fly like the great 2013 Kalkofen. The fruit has lost its primary charm and is pretty matured, intertwined with secondary aromas and some minty flavors. It’s a bit too robust for me, but should go well with stewed dark meat.