Ever had a Blaufrankisch? Austrian red - like Pinot but more earthy.
#90 on my quest toward tasting 100 different grapes varieties.
Dark violet purple with a nose of earthy mushroom, spicy cherry, fresh ground coffee and with time, rosemary. Old world nuances of tinny smoke and forest floor meeting black pepper and black cherry. All touched by an odd menthol and bitter chocolate finish. Meaty, bretty old word Burgundy meets Pinotage. Funky but, in a good way.
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