The World of Fine Wine
2009 Burgenland Blaufränkisch Stephan Reinhardt profiles Austria's most fashionable red grape variety and, together with Tim Atkin MW and Alex Hunt MW, tries to find out whether Blaufränkisch is a great grape variety or merely a very good one. After the tasting of 31 prominent Austrian examples from the highly rated 2009 vintage (and a Hungarian "ringer"), the trio's findings could not have been more diverse
Progress to date of the 2013 Vintage
Following a long, fairly mild winter the vines began to bud somewhat late, but early...