This is slow to open up but with patience it reveals gently floral overtones of dark peony and a whispering, peppery spiciness. The fruit is of ripe, red cherry. The texture is firm, crunchy but will yield into velvety smoothness by waiting until 2017–2018 in bottle. This is complete, promising and seductive. Bravo.
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.