Rather smoky, almost burnt oakiness obscures the fruit on the nose: That black cherry has to struggle to be heard. The palate, however, is smooth and tinges the cherry fruit with lots of cinnamon spice. Best to wait until 2016–2017 for more integration.
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.