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Weingut Prieler Johanneshohe Blaufrankisch 2006
Weingut Prieler Johanneshohe Blaufrankisch 2006
Category: Red Wine
Region: Austria » Burgenland » Neusiedlersee-Hügelland
Producer: Weingut Prieler


in mixed case $25.20


Weingut Prieler

This used to be more tannic-as all Prieler's reds once were-but Silvia seems to have seen the wisdom of letting this wine gush in its satiny gurgle, as there's just a liquid spill of fruit over pepper, mint and herbs, and the palate is a big squeezing hug of simple generous fruit.

Wine Advocate

The Prieler 2006 Blaufrankisch Johannishohe - harvested October 6 and raised in large old fuder - represents an even more remarkable value than usual, fully reflecting the virtues of this outstanding vintage and likely to be worth savoring for at least 4-5 years. Lightly-cooked raspberry tinged with brown spices, herbs, black pepper, and salt inform a wine of enormous sheer fruit generosity. Yet, carnal and mineral depths emerge in the long, clear-fruited, pungently herbal and spicy finish of this wine that will give you plenty to ponder even as you smack your lips. For instance, what is that "stuff" you can't seem to get off them, and what can one call it if not "mineral?" For all of its ripeness, this Johannishohle reached only 13% finished alcohol, and Silvia Prieler maintains that conversion by the yeasts was dramatically inefficient in 2006. This might even help to account for the sheer wealth of secondary complexities in these wines, if the yeasts chemically shunted sugar away from the alcoholic "main line." Whatever the reasons, the results should not be missed!

Score: 91. —David Schildknecht, February 2009.

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