TN: 2008 Weingut Josef Pöckl Blaufränkisch Mönchhof

2008 Weingut Josef Pöckl Blaufränkisch Mönchhof - Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee (9/8/2013)
Almost every Austrian wine I try makes me think this country makes the best wines for the dollar anywhere. This was a big, ripe wine showing its warm terroir. Good fruit, earth tones, and a leafiness were backstopped by solid tannins. This had the body to stand up to a hearty dish of pork paprikash. (91 pts.)

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That really might be the case … [cheers.gif]

Pöckl was one of the 1st Austrian red-wine makers that produced international quality since 1985/86 (unfortunately Josef Pökl died some years ago, his son is going on), but now he´s one of many …

Do I have to speak of the whites and sweeties ? Not only Riesling and Grüner Veltliner from Wachau … many regions, many other varieties, e.g. the world-lass Sauvignon blancs, Morillon (Chardonnay), Pinot blanc and gris, Traminer et. from Styria - the TBAs and BAs and many others …

(BTW: it´s Riesling - not Reisling, it´s Grüner Veltliner or Gruener V. … not Gruner …) neener