Hofkellerei des Fursten von Liechtenstein Anberola Merlot 2017

Expect the unexpected from this Merlot
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Primary Notes: Blackberries Strawberry Balsamic Spices

Secondary Notes: Chocolate

Tertiary Notes: Tobacco

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 13.3%

Origin: Wilfersdorf, Liechtenstein


Grape: Merlot

Fermentation: Heavy Maturation

Awards: >90 Pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 16ÔÇô18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Sio bak, char siew,

Western Food Pairing: Pork chop with apple, cheesy gratin, hard cheesy


Hofkellerei des F├╝rsten von Liechtenstein Anberola Merlot 2017

The Hofkellerei is one of the first Austrian wineries to plant Merlot in their vineyards. Stylistically dominated by maturity, pleasant spiciness, lush fruit and powerful body.

The wines of the Reserve stem from older vines, grown in the deep loess soils of the single vineyards Karls- and Johannesberg, owned by the family for more than 600 years. They let you experience their origin, terroir, authenticity, precision and high value. 

Dark ruby-garnet with violet highlights and a slight lightening at the rim. Wild strawberry confit, black berry fruit supported with balsamic nuances; fine structural tannins, chocolate and tobacco spice with a persistent aftertaste.

Traditional gentle vinification, fermentation in wooden vats followed by three years maturing in selected French barriques in the centuries-old vaulted cellar of the Hofkellerei.

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- 91 PTS

Dark ruby, purple reflections, faint brightening on the rim. Fine wood spice, dark forest berry confit, a whiff of sweet cherry, fine herbal notes, anise notes. Juicy, elegant, balanced acidity, some vanilla, integrated tannins, blackberry on the finish, versatile.