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Friday 11 May 2012

Hahndorf Hill "The Blueblood" Blaufränkisch 2010

Synesthesia is an interesting study area.  I'm not suggesting I know anything about the subject, it's just that, with this wine a common theme for me was the smell 'blue'.  Can something smell of a colour?

It really is a delightful perfume.  Wild flowers, violets and bluebells - and more than once I was thinking of an English summer meadow; a cornucopia of fruits in the red and blue spectrum.  Further, a background hint of coffee - a consistent element from the 2009 version of this wine, augmented by some dried apricot.

Supple in the mouth, a mix of the aforementioned fruit; acid along the 'rails' and toward the back of the mouth, many a hint to the supposed shared lineage with Gamay.  It's a complex little number, yet tannin seems a little pared back this time, although the length is quite exquisite, bound up with a great acid line.  94 - Outstanding

Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. The HHW Blaufrankisch is one of my favourite wines in Aus. It's "blue" aroma sucks me right in every time!