Zweigelt is a cross between St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch that is about one hundred years old.  This one was aged in Slavonian oak barrels.  13.7% ABV.  Garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is unfortunately marred by volatile acidity.  It smells like nail polish remover to the point where little else is noticeable.  It is better on the palate, if one can hold their breath while drinking.  Some cherry flavors.  It does have a nice texture.  Of course, not the wine you would want to drink other than for curiosity.  If you happen to find a bottle where this is not an issue, it might be a nice wine.  In my experience, VA gets worse with age and is certainly dependent on the drinkers tolerance.  That said, four of us tasting this found it undrinkable.  

Vintage: 
2012
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

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