Wine Advocate: 90 points
Heinrich bottled a portion of his basic 2007 Zweigelt – vinified in large ovals and used barriques – very early. Black cherry, purple plum, almond, and fresh fig inform this generous, invigoratingly spicy and saline wine, a faint hint of cherry pit bitterness helping to add contrast to the penetrating, stimulating finish. Concentrated, sappy, primary fresh fruit and distilled fruit overtones make a superb case for the potential of this indigenous red crossing and for this vintage, as well as offering excellent value. Later bottlings – with more time to evolve on the lees – should be even better.