91pointsNittnaus Hans und Christine 2013 Nit'ana Red (Burgenland)

Still closed, this is redolent of the elegant, nutty notes of new French oak which nonetheless complement the ripe but supple cherry fruit. The tannins are superfine and the addition of peppery Zweigelt to this Cabernet-Merlot blend lends spice and verve to the mix. This was made for the long run, so give it some bottle age and allow it to meld into its elegant self. Drink from 2018. Anne Krebiehl MW

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  • Alcohol
    14.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Wein Bauer Inc
  • Date Published
    7/1/2015
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    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
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