The slightest notions of dark, bitter honey hover above ripe, red-apple fruit, along with spice, chalk and lanolin, announcing a wine that is already evolving. The dry palate highlights all these flavors in turn, lit up by freshness and held by a taut, bright structure. This is a beautiful, statuesque wine full of complex, chalky notes. The absolutely clean finish is long and a total apple-scented joy.Drink 2016–2025.
Reviews wines from Austria, Alsace and England
German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer contributing to international wine publications. She also lectures, consults and translates and has helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She adores acidity in wine and is thus perfectly suited to her Austria/Alsace/England beat. Her particular weaknesses are Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional-method sparkling wines.