This charming pinot noir from Burgenland in Austria has an extravagant, gorgeous fragrance that can only be pinot noir, reminding of autumn leaves and cherry. The palate is medium to full bodied, savoury and has attractive length. The wine returns to earth with its modest structure and complexity, which is consistent with an earlier drinking wine style. The wine is somewhat more modest after time in the glass, supporting the view that this is a charming wine that is best consumedin its youth. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: not recorded. Price: $20s. Website: https://hannesreeh.at. Reviewed: June 2020.
Sankt Laurent, the St-Laurent grape variety as it is known in Austria, is pinot noir like in colour and expression. This particular bottle is restrained and earthy, and I would suggest appears to have a brettanoymces character. Its palate appears a little stripped, and hardened. Pity. Rating: Not rated. Abv: 12%. Price: $20s. Website: N/A.