Heinrich Mayr (Nusserhof) Riserva Südtirol Lagrein 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

WNH Italian Night. This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy. A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this.

WNH Italian Night. This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy. A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this.

9.2

Caleb Schiff Delectable Pro

Amazing value

Amazing value

9.4

Matt Bernstein

Dark. Love it.

Dark. Love it.

9.3

Mark Flesher

Interesting bottle enjoyed tonight. This comes from a region of Italy that is very close to Austria, any region where most people speak German. Don't think I've ever had a Lagrein before. Surprisingly medium-plus bodied. Thought it would have been leaner. News of plum, bacon fat, raspberry pie. The entry of this is surprisingly sweet. More of a mulberry and a hint of tart cherry, with the middle going to more of a forest floor, mushroom risotto. Finishes actually quite round for a young wine that I believe has many years ahead of it. Not sure I would have guessed this one was Italian if served blind. Went well with the mushroom, spinach and herb butternut squash lasagna.

Interesting bottle enjoyed tonight. This comes from a region of Italy that is very close to Austria, any region where most people speak German. Don't think I've ever had a Lagrein before. Surprisingly medium-plus bodied. Thought it would have been leaner. News of plum, bacon fat, raspberry pie. The entry of this is surprisingly sweet. More of a mulberry and a hint of tart cherry, with the middle going to more of a forest floor, mushroom risotto. Finishes actually quite round for a young wine that I believe has many years ahead of it. Not sure I would have guessed this one was Italian if served blind. Went well with the mushroom, spinach and herb butternut squash lasagna.

9.3

Jodi Suguitan

@ Tanica

@ Tanica

9.3

J. Kim

Can't imagine this could be bettered.

Can't imagine this could be bettered.

9.5

Adam Wills

First Love

First Love

9.2

Gwen

At Rezdora

At Rezdora

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