Smoky oak and flinty overtones signal that this is a wine to keep. It is fresh and zesty right now but will reward cellaring. Underneath all that, the richly green herbaceousness of Sauvignon Blanc shines through, tempered by ripe fruitiness of juicy, yellow plum. Having such a symphony of flavors all at once is quite a feat. It's delicious now but full of potential. Drink 2015–2018.
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.