A wonderfully tender hint of Damask rose swirls into the nose, followed by a smoky, grounding earthiness. The palate plays with that rose flavor and adds a touch of peach and tangy citrus zest. The palate stays on the off-dry site and focuses on zesty spice and a wonderfully textured phenolic edge. It masters a wonderful high-wire act between richness and zesty vigor. The wine is beautiful, full-flavored and exciting with a long just-off-dry finish. Drink 2017–2027.
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.