If you had to limit yourself to only one wine on this list, this should be it. From Mittelburgenland and one of Austria's greatest producers, no other wine will demonstrate the capabilities of red wine and Burgenland. 2013 was a perfect vintage and with 7 years of age is in it's prime. Below is a tasting note from 5 years ago, the only thing I would amend is the flashy, ripe and darker juice notes have mellowed, lifted and knit together with added sandalwood, dried herbs and tobacco from aging. The wine will easily go another 5-10 years.
"...sourced from limestone soils ...With a dark cherry color, the wine opens with an intense and ripe, lovely spicy dark ripe cherry flavor and a touch of cassis. Intense and more meaty on the palate than the more crystalline and charming...this is a full-bodied, fruit-intense, fleshy and more tannic but fresh and still pure red with a spicy finish.....The finish is juicy and intense and the tannins become finer and finer the more aeration the wines gets. The purity and silkiness from the limestone soils shine through better now...93pts" -- Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
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