Title Story Year
Falstaff Wine Guide The best red wines: Goldberg Blaufränkisch 2009: 94-96/100

Dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, delicate water edge. Inviting dark berry confit, underpinned with delicate hints of spices, a hint of candied orange zest, fine sweetness, a multi-faceted bouquet. Complex, ripe blackberry fruit, firm tannins that are perfectly integrated, chocolaty texture on the finish, shows good freshness, lingers very long, mineral finish, has great ageing potential, fine cherry fruit on the back palate.

Vinaria Wine Guide 2009 Blaufränkisch Goldberg 5/5 stars

Immensely profound and dense nose, lurking, black
Pepper, ink lead, graphite, blueberries and cassis, wonderful
Fullness; grandiose fruit, a basket full of dark berries
and ripe sour cherries, mature, powerful tannin backbone,
spicy at the back, endless, great.

Decanter: Austria Jan Konetzki, head sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London

Prieler' Blaufränkisch Johanneshöhe, Burgenland, 2010
£14.85 Clark Foyster, Slurp
Vibrant black plums, lavender and a touch of
spice on the nose. Again, bright dark fruit on
the palate, with firm tannins and a good

Wine & Spirits: Year's Best Austrian Wines Blaufränkisch Johanneshöhe 2009: 92/100.
This is beguiling from the first sniff, cherry-rich, spicy and licorice-licked. It's almost syrah-like in its silky generosity, with a similar, fresh-floral top note, while the fruit is nothing but blaufränkisch, purple and wild. The flavours persist, evolving with a smoky campfire note, dense yet lifted. For drinking now and over the next decade.
Jancis Robinson - Purple Pages Prieler, Seeberg Pinot Blanc 2011 Burgenland

20 Mar 2012 by JH

Date tasted: 08 Feb 2012
Appellation: Burgenland
When to drink: 2012 to 2015

Score:           17/20

Ready but not bottled. So much aroma for a Pinot Blanc: ripe apple and pear and the lightest touch of spice. Full and a little spicy in the mouth but fresh and long too. Power and refinement. (JH)

Fine Wine Magazine: The Career of Blaufränkisch Goldberg Blaufränkisch 2009: 
Restrained at the beginning; with time the wood recedes completely and the wine develops a magnificent, juicy fruit of cherries and blackberries, plus delicate but persistent mineral astringency and spicy-earthy notes, length, finesse and power.