Dominik Mueller

Wine is my hobby. Fine wine tasting notes and experiences.

2015 Gut Oggau Joschuari

Tasting note

2015 Gut Oggau Joschuari

A biodynamically produced Blaufränkisch from Oggau on Lake Neusiedl in Austria. Ruby red in colour, dark and opaque. However, hardly cloudy, although the wine was not filtered.

The bouquet immediately reminds me of hay and wet grass. Not unusual for “naturally” produced and spontaneously fermented wines, but a matter of taste. There are no distracting aromas here, however. With time, red berry fruit comes through. The slightly sweet spiciness suggests aging in wooden barrels.

Elegant and fresh in the mouth. Red berry with a crisp and persistent acidity. Spice and vanilla are still quite present at first, but sour cherry soon comes to the fore.

Overall a very fine and interesting wine, somewhat avant-garde. The last time I had this wine in the glass was a year ago and from then I remember it more fruity and hedonistic (unfortunately no note). Today it struck me as comparatively cool. Still pleasant and certainly with a few more years of cellaring potential.

Drink through 2025.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 13 May 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
89Wines with a DM87 to DM89 rating are very good wines, more or less above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They have no flaw whatsoever. Moreover, they have a good balance, elegant tannin structure and a well-integrated acidity. These are wines that I will happily drink up and buy for my own cellar. Then what keeps them from getting a rating in the 90s? While above average and good in practically every way, wines in the DM87 to DM89 range may still not be exceptional in a way that they make you pause and think 'What a wonderful wine this is!' In WSET terms, wines with a DM89 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 2.5 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
2.5Wines with a 2.5 WSET rating are 'good' or 'very good' wines according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a solid WSET score of 2.5 usually get around 89 to 90 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
4Wines with a rating of 4 stars are excellent wines in their category. They are almost at the top of their peer group in terms of quality.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2015
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Blaufränkisch
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Gut Oggau
Country:Austria
Region:Burgenland
Subregion:n/a
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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