Vanilla and notes of mocha pervade nose and palate: this peppery, ripe and cherry-laden Blaufränkisch has a good dollop of fine oak spice. The generous body counters dill fruit and mellow spice with ample freshness and ripe, pliable tannins. Lovely now but a year or two of bottle age will reveal more of the rich fruit.
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.