Review: NV Alois Lageder BLA BLA 2
You have to dig pretty far into the internet to figure out what BLA BLA 2 is. Turns out it’s a blend of two vintages (2017 and 2018) of 100% blatterle grapes, an unheard-of varietal from South Tyrol. The wine it makes is a funky, ultra-dry expression that offers a slightly astringent sherry-like quality with elements of white flowers, dried apricots, and a lavender massage oil note that lingers on the finish. A hint of tropical fruit perks things up with time in glass, and the wine rewards patience: I didn’t care for this at all on first blush, but it grew on me over time to reveal layers of flavor that are hidden well beneath its astringent attack.
B / $45 / aloislageder.eu
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