90 Parker-Points for Excellent Reserve

David Schildknecht tasted our Excellent Reserve for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #212 of May 2014 – and awarded it 90 points. Here are his words:

“The Pfaffl 2011 Excellent – a blend of over 60% Zweigelt with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – preserves Zweigelt’s tart-edged cherry fruit over a peat-like smoke-tinged darker berry base. Glycerin-rich and expansive, its fruit pit piquancy helps balance the caramel element introduced by toasted oak, while saliva-liberating salinity further offsets the hints of confection harbored by those bottling and delightfully extends its finish. I would plan to enjoy it by 2018.”

He also finds these kind words for our winery – Thank you!:

Indeed, the Pfaffls continue to polish their reputation as the Weinviertel’s most prestigious estate, and one that can boast a sheer diversity of offerings as well as an ambition with red wine that know no equal in this vast region.