MORIC LUTZMANNSBURG ALTE REBEN BLAUFRANKISH 2013
Dark in color, the 2013 Blaufränkisch Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben straightforwardly communicates its limestone terroir with old vines 80 to 110 years old. This wine shows an outrageous purity, finesse and freshness on the nose which is HD (high precision) and reveals associations of crushed limestones, dashes of lime juice, lemon peel/oil, candied bitter oranges, pink grapefruit, stone fruits (yellow plums, red vineyard peaches), juniper, herbs and floral aromas in a very delicate, almost unreal way. There is a great finesse and a unexperienced freshness on the silky textured palate which elevates this intense and concentrated, full-bodied and persistently juicy and very persistent wine that never loses its purity and remarkable freshness. This is an extremely stimulating and finesse-full Blaufränkisch with a refreshing tannin and acidity grip. This red never comes down to earth, but rather seems etherial like a perfume and versatile like a dream. This is pure Blaufränkisch surrealism with even more finesse and freshness than the young Neckenmarkter Alte Reben! The endless aftertaste indicates red wild cherries and wild berries. Shame on you if you are not curious enough to taste the wine world's next big thing.
Robert Parker.The Wine Advocate 95+/100