The nose is almost completely closed: the palate slowly opens up into full-fruited, velvet-textured density that speaks of juicy black and red cherries. There are edges of peppery spice, hints of tar and iron oxide, tinting the fruit with mineral interest. The tannins are firm but ripe: they stand upright and proud. The palate is rich, dense and taut and clearly made to last. Drink 2018–2028.
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.