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94 • Leo Hillinger 2009 HILLside, Burgenland $33.99.
Aromas of pencil shavings, dried berries, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a lush, tangy and complex spice, earth, and dried stone fruit finish. A delicious and appetizing red that will shine at the table. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
93 • Leo Hillinger 2009 HILL 1, Burgenland $89.99. Cellar Selection.
Purple color. Layered aromas of toffee, grilled pepper, dried currant and peppery spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a mouthwatering, chocolate covered citrus peel and berry finish with plush tannins. A very classy red to serve with the finest cuts of beef. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
92 • Dolle 2008 Cuvée Année, Niederösterreich $13.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie, cedar, and chocolate with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy, layered finish with vanilla, toffee and tangy raspberry jam notes. A delicious, expertly oaked red that is sure to please. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
91 • Nittnaus 2009 Nit'ana, Burgenland $22.99. Cellar Selection.
Attractive aromas of chocolate covered blueberries and mocha gelato with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nice dried meat, pepper, nut and earth nuanced finish. A great Latin steak wine. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
88 • Nittnaus 2009 Famos, Burgenland $19.99.
Garnet black color. Aromas of dark chocolate covered espresso beans and toasty berry tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and tangy acai pomegranate, and gray salt accented finish. A well balanced, savory table wine. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
88 • Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Attaché, Blaufränkisch-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Burgenland $23.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas of stewed fruits, peppers and tomatoes with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy cranberry and toffee finish. A solid table wine to pair with roasted game. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
85 • Winzer Gregor Schup 2003 Eichkogel Ernte, Thermenregion $89.99.
Dull ruby color with a orange brick rim. Aromas of dried cherries, pipe tobacco, nougat and clay with a soft, dryish medium body and a gamey, marinated mushroom and drying earthy finish. An interesting older red that will be good with rabbit stew. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)
81 • Hafner Family Estate 2008 Kosher Dornröschen, Burgenland $22.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Earthy nut brittle, coffee bean, and currant aromas with tart dry medium body and raw cranberry bush and hay finish with coating tannins. (tasted on Sep-14-2012)