Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wine Review: Pffaffl St. Laurent Altenberg
St. Laurent may be my favorite Austrian red varietal. It's in the same family as Pinot Noir and as a result, has many of the same characteristics that dazzle my palate time after time.
The Pfaffl Altenberg St. Laurent was a perfect example of this. Light vanilla flavors with deep blackberries & black cherries. On the palate, a hint of smoke layered with the black fruits, soft tannins and an excellent finish that leaves you aching for another sip.
The Pfaffl Altenberg St. Laurent is great for simply sipping by the fire, as I did on Saturday night (while watching the Cowboys beat the Eagles...) or can be paired with roasted duck and hard cheeses.
Definitely an A+ wine!