The nose hints at a future of concentrated flavors—you sense that this wine will open like a bud in due course. For now the bone-dry palate spells out promises of pear, marzipan and baroque richness. The peel of Bosc pear and green citrus play beautifully off each other. Give this wine time to come into its own and your patience will be rewarded. Drink 2018–2030.
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.