Weingut Kirnbauer "Das Phantom" Red 2017
Blaufränkisch Blend｜Burgenland, Austria
The Kirnabuer winery in Burgenland, Austria is an organic, family-run estate; this is their flagship red unlike any other wine coming out of this region. For fans of old-world Bordeaux or unique Italian blends, this will knock your socks off. The "Das Phantom" red consistently secures 90+ points. Alas, production was so infinitesimal in this vintage we are only one of two in the country to offer this. Previous vintages trade for up to $80/bottle – twice our price.
A unique blend of Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Blaufränkisch, a native Austrian grape, produces wines with a spicy red-berry quality. Blended with the Cab, Merlot, and Syrah, it is reminiscent of a "Super Tuscan" blend from the Maremma, in Italy. Aged 21 months in oak procured from the forest surrounding their estate, it has notes of graphite, velvety sweet cranberry, crushed green herbs, plum skin, and fresh espresso. It was even better the second day after fully opening up.
It is incredibly unique, well-structured, and elegant – simply superb.
This area was an ancient coral reef over two million years ago, when most of Europe was covered in a shallow tropical sea. Clay and limestone soils abound here, the very same that manifest in Bordeaux and Tuscany.
All the elegance and refinement for a fraction of the price. Free U.S. shipping on four bottles.
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