Honeyed richness hits the nose directly. This is followed by citric freshness and ripe notions of juicy pear. The palate has a touch of residual sweetness but also a wonderful blast of lemony freshness that brightens and enlivens this lovely, developing wine. It is this lemony purity, edged with notions of candle wax and candied zest that gives this such a youthful, lip-smacking and clean finish. This has only just begun to develop. It's ready now but with further potential. Drink 2017–2035.
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.