Spice, tar and crushed blackberries play on nose and palate. The midpalate is dense and still dominated by firm, drying tannins. This will benefit from some cellaring—tannins will become more pliable and the firmly held fruit aromas will release into earthiness.
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.