Spent ash in a cold grate and wintery wood smoke make for an intriguing nose. Fresh red currant flavors appear on the palate, still tinged by that unusual ash note. Earth pervades in every aspect of this wine. Even though its texture is light and silky, it manages to remain lingering on the palate. We need to wait to see the true colors of this elegant wine emerge. Drink 2018–2025.
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.