Gentle hints of smoke and pine wood hover on the nose. The palate has the same spicy glint of pine and some oaky smoky spice. The fruit underneath is lovely and pure: tart cranberry and raspberry are expressed beautifully. The body is soft and fresh, undeniably supported by lots of oak but it manages to achieve an elegant poised balance. It is on the finish that vanilla makes another appearance.
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.