The remarkably powerful nose takes time to open up, hinting at yellow flowers, fern fronds, beeswax and citrus. The palate is immensely concentrated but not heavy, with a sleek density and a feeling that this has barely begun to breathe. Hang on to this; soft sprays of pepper hint at the pleasure to come. Drink as of 2017.
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.