|Wine Enthusiast: Roger Voss||90 Prieler 2008 Blaufränkisch (Leithaberg)
The initial impression is of black fruit, chocolate and coffee flavors. These delicious tastes are supported by its intense tannins and juicy acidity. Age this elegant Blaufränkisch for another two years. Imported by Michael Skurnik.
|The Independent: Anthony Rose||……If the grüners were an eye-opener, they loved the reds, never having encountered the blaufränkish, St Laurent or zweigelt grapes before. We all loved the bright, peppery fruit of the 2008 Prieler Blaufränkish Leithaberg….||2011|
|Vinaria: Leithaberg – Wein spricht Terroir||Leithaberg DAC Pinot BLanc 2010 und Leithaberg DAC Blaufränkisch 2009 sind unter den Top 15.||2011|
|Falstaff Burgunder Trophy||Platz 3 für Leithaberg DAC Pinot Blanc 2010||2011|
|Financial Times – Jancis Robinson||A new Austrian Empire?
………….But the grape variety that is probably most likely to put Austrian reds on the map is Blaufränkisch, known as Kékfrankos over the border in Hungary, and Lemberger in southern Germany and Washington state. It has the most attractive, and currently fashionable, combination of medium rather than full body, a refreshing aroma, and the ability to transmit quite subtle differences in terroir with precision – in Austrian anyway. The greatest concentration of fascinating Blaufränkisch is in Burgenland, with the wine produced in Leithaberg on the western shore of the Neusiedlersee being so distinctively mineral-soaked that it has earned its own special appellation.
Prieler Blaufränkisch 2008 Leithaberg 17 Drink 2011-2017