Generous hints of ripe and dried pear are edged with gentlest vanilla spice and promise a rich palate, which duly follows but remains dry and fresh. All the ripe generous pear fruit is made even juicier by pervading lemony freshness. There is zesty texture, too, and a hint of earth and stone. Both concentration and freshness are impressive. The finish is totally dry and lasting.
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.