Very slight notions of honeycomb hover over the nose before giving over to restrained, hazelnutty oak flavors. This is fruity but sprightly, rounded and precise, fresh but medium-bodied. Right now, it is still full of primary fruit flavors—think red apple and citrus—but this will mature beautifully and become ever more mellow, but with pleasing freshness. The long aftertaste is very promising.
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.