Vinous 92 points - Dark ruby with an inky core. Restrained aromas of black cherry, wild herbs and woodsmoke. Still a touch austere, offering flavors of blackberry, sage and vanillin oak, the 2011 Altenberg is a powerful, brooding Blaufrankisch. This slightly herbal wine is certainly tasting better today than when I last saw it 18 months ago. It also has more substance and potential than the 2012.