Hans Igler, Classic Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria, 2015
(at 67 Pall Mall, London, 25 Sep 2017)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2021
Blaufränkisch is a great choice when you're looking for a good value, medium-bodied and versatile red on a restaurant wine list – try it next time you order duck. Hans Igler was one of the first estates to produce premium reds in Austria's Burgenland region. After his death, his daughter Waltraud and her husband Wolfgang Reisner took the reins. This is among their entry-level reds, and is a joyful glass, dancing with juicy, ripe black cherry fruit. It's not hugely complex, but is a very enjoyable alternative to Pinot Noir or Beaujolais.