JOHANNESHOF REINISCH ST LAURENT - 2004
The St Laurent grape varietal is a unique one that originated in France. It is believed to be releated to Pinot Noir. This Austrian bottle has 13% alcohol.
Dark color with aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry, black pepper, leather and charred oak on the finish. Medium-bodied with good fruit and a solid mouthfeel.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is a really impressive little wine that retails at around $14 a bottle. A great new experience from a unique varietal that absolutely delivers. I don't sense any "Pinot Noir-esque" characteristics in this varietal. In fact, it reminded me of a good Chateauneuf-du-Pape instead with enough grace and elegance to hang with a $25 - $30 bottle. This is complete steal of wine if you like Rhone-style wines.