Gerhard Markowitsch Carnuntum Zweigelt Reid Kirchweingarten 2015

Tasted 16th September 2018

Don’t you love the name?  Impossible for an English tongue – but it comes from the ‘church wine garden.’  Dense purple, with some stewed black cherry fruit aromas and a touch spicy.  Some weight, but lovely acid rippling through it.  The tannin is not excessive, though quite drying on the finish, a touch of very integrated oak and good length.  Not necessarily a great wine, but a really enjoyable drink, easy without being simple.

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