A blend of half Merlot with Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt; 21 months in wood give serious toasty, nutmeg flavors. They work, although more fruit would help. This is a cult wine in Austria, but there is a risk that it does go over the top.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.