A brilliant, affordable Austrian red


A brilliant, affordable Austrian red

Here’s a really nice Austrian red at a great price. Just the sort of wine I love to drink. It has personality and freshness.

Pittnauer ‘Pitti’ 2011 Burgenland, Austria
A blend of Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch, 13.5% alcohol. Lovely ripe, vivid blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with some floral, spicy, meaty interest. It’s a lovely fresh, robust red wine with pure fruit and some grippy structure. Superb value for money. 90/100 (£8.50 The Wine Society)

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  1. How dare you recommend a really great wine (I tasted it at 3 wine men at Lords) at an excellent price from the brilliant Wine Society. Again. Do you not realise what you have done. People may actually join the Society, drink better wine not purchased from a supermarket. And then, if they like this, they may venture into their local Indy to see what they have that’s similar and benefit from expert advice. Your recommendation of wines not from a supermarket may actually be, in some small way, empowering the proliferation of new Indys in London (and to a lesser extent elsewhere), some of whom actually seem to be doing ok. You are screwing up the wine trade Jamie. Stop it. At least you are crediting wine drinkers, who have use of a broadband connection, with the intelligence needed to be able look wine retailers up for themselves, if they are not a Society member or don’t want to spend £75 for free delivery, or wait a few days for a courier etc

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